Average Major Gifts Officer Salary

$69,295
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,986
Bonus
$50
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The average salary for a Major Gifts Officer is $69,295.
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What Do Major Gifts Officers Do?

Major Gifts Officer Tasks
  • Coordinates and executes strategic plans and programs that increase fundraising capacity.
  • Records budget data including income and expense information.
  • Recruits, trains, and delegates volunteers for fundraising events.
  • Oversees the communication with donors and potential donors.

Job Satisfaction for Major Gifts Officer

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Popular Employer Salaries for Major Gifts Officer

The top respondents for the job title Major Gifts Officer are from the companies American Red Cross, Planned Parenthood and The Salvation Army. Reported salaries are highest at Stonehill College where the average pay is $84,500. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Planned Parenthood, earning around $66,466. American Red Cross pays the lowest at around $58,982. The Salvation Army also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $65,000.

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What Are Popular Skills for Major Gifts Officers?

Skills in Major Gifts Fundraising, Fundraising and Donor Relations are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Oral / Verbal Communication.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Major Gifts Officers?

An entry-level Major Gifts Officer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $55,184 based on 18 salaries. An early career Major Gifts Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,504 based on 253 salaries. A mid-career Major Gifts Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,158 based on 284 salaries. An experienced Major Gifts Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,031 based on 187 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $82,117.
Employees with Major Gifts Officer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 18.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (18.0% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (12.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Seattle, Washington (5.3% less), Chicago, Illinois (3.0% less) and Washington, District of Columbia (0.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 793 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.3%
Early Career
31.9%
Mid Career
35.8%
Experienced
23.6%
Late Career
6.4%