Major Gifts Director Salary

An average Major Gifts Director in the United States can expect to take home roughly $91K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most receive medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision insurance. Women make up the majority of Major Gifts Directors (63 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$61,762 - $124,288
$62K
$89K
$120K
MEDIAN: $88,537
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Salary $61,762 - $124,288
Bonus $14,800
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$60,184 - $125,743
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 54

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Job Description for Major Gifts Director

Non-profit organizations like charities, schools, and colleges often depend on sizeable financial gifts from well-to-do donors, which allow these groups to address short- and long-term needs, plans, and goals. Many non-profit organizations rely on a major gifts director to serve as the “face” of the organization and meet with potential donors and supporters to express their needs, explain goals, and gain support for the organization’s mission.

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Pay by Experience Level for Major Gifts Director

Pay by Experience for a Major Gifts Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Major Gifts Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 17 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Major Gifts Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Major Gifts Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 24 salaries. A Major Gifts Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $106,000 based on 11 salaries.

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Key Stats for Major Gifts Director

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Major Gifts Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲19%

Experienced
▲12%

National Average
$89,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼4%

Skills That Affect Major Gifts Director Salaries

▲3%

National Average
$89,000

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 10%
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