Average Director of Development (Fundraising) Salary

$73,628
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,684
Bonus
$5,000
Commission
$1,500
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The average salary for a Director of Development (Fundraising) is $73,628.
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$49k
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$112k
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What Do Director of Development (Fundraising)s Do?

Director of Development (Fundraising) Tasks
  • Develop and implement a strategic plan to raise funds for their organization in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner.
  • May also be responsible for the financial condition of the organization along with business development.
  • Oversees fundraising: write grants, research foundations and corporations, and oversee or implement other fundraising strategies.

Job Satisfaction for Director of Development (Fundraising)

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Popular Employer Salaries for Director of Development (Fundraising)

The top respondents for the job title Director of Development (Fundraising) are from the companies University of Nebraska Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Inc. and American Heart Association. Reported salaries are highest at University of Nebraska Foundation where the average pay is $83,116. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Baylor University, earning around $80,787. American Heart Association pays the lowest at around $63,360. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Inc. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $65,000.

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What Are Popular Skills for Director of Development (Fundraising)s?

Skills in Major Gifts Fundraising and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Event Planning, Donor Relations and Fundraising.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Director of Development (Fundraising)s?

An entry-level Director of Development (Fundraising) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $55,288 based on 11 salaries. An early career Director of Development (Fundraising) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,640 based on 253 salaries. A mid-career Director of Development (Fundraising) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,954 based on 513 salaries. An experienced Director of Development (Fundraising) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,800 based on 577 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $84,744.
Employees with Director of Development (Fundraising) in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 38.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (37.1% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (25.5% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,610 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.7%
Early Career
15.7%
Mid Career
31.9%
Experienced
35.8%
Late Career
15.9%