Donor Relations Manager Salary

The average Donor Relations Manager in the United States earns approximately $49K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Donor Relations Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Donor Relations Managers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance.

$34,970 - $68,456
$35K
$49K
$68K
MEDIAN: $49,253
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50%
90%

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$12.50 - $27.74
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$28
MEDIAN: $19.76
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$0$68K
Salary $34,970 - $68,456
Bonus $0.00 - $4,848
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$34,116 - $67,303
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 160
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $12.50 - $27.74
Overtime $30.00
Annual Data $0$67K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,848
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$34,116 - $67,303
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 29

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Job Description for Donor Relations Manager

Donor relations managers are tasked with expanding the pool of benefactors for an organization using a variety of marketing techniques, such as social media, television, and print. They are also responsible for maintaining the flow of contributions and overseeing how contributions are received and utilized.

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Donor Relations Manager Tasks

  • Manages the identification and cultivation of potential donors.
  • Oversees press releases and announcements necessary for event success.
  • Recruits and trains volunteers for events.
  • Manages the development of projects that attract funding.

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Popular Skills for Donor Relations Manager


Survey results imply that Donor Relations Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Oral / Verbal Communication and Event Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Event Planning, Customer Relationship Management, and Raiser's Edge Fundraising Software. Most people skilled in Fundraising are similarly competent in Marketing Communications.

Pay by Experience Level for Donor Relations Manager

Pay by Experience for a Donor Relations Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Donor Relations Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 124 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Donor Relations Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 86 salaries. An experienced Donor Relations Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 29 salaries. A Donor Relations Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,797

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Donor Relations Managers, 13 percent above the national average. Donor Relations Managers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+12 percent), Boston (+12 percent), Los Angeles (+6 percent), and Washington (+3 percent). The lowest-paying market is Indianapolis, which sits 16 percent below the national average. Workers in Chicago and Seattle earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (16 percent less and 11 percent less, respectively).

Donor Relations Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Donor Relations Manager?

Donor Relations Manager in Marshall:
"Overworked-Constantly Understaffed."
Pros: I like the work but the pay stinks.
Cons: The work load is too heavy for the pay with all the consistent other duties assigned.

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Key Stats for Donor Relations Manager

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
14%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Donor Relations Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲22%

▲11%

▲7%

National Average
$48,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Donor Relations Manager Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲27%

Event Management
▲6%

National Average
$48,000


▼3%


Grant Writing
▼8%


Marketing Communications
▼9%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼14%

Raiser's Edge Fundraising Software
▼14%

Event Planning
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 14%
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