Senior Major Gifts Officer Salary

Median pay for Senior Major Gifts Officers in the United States is around $81K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$55,558 - $107,794
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$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $78,196
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Salary $55,558 - $107,794
Bonus $12,774
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$55,558 - $109,167
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 57

Job Description for Senior Major Gifts Officer

Senior major gifts officers are responsible for coordinating fundraising, receiving donations, and completing administrative tasks for their organizations, as well as contacting prospective donors, conducting annual events to recognize the organization's efforts, and brainstorming ideas for short-and long-term strategies to increase brand-recognition and loyalty.

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Senior Major Gifts Officer Tasks

  • Manages a portfolio of individual, company, and organization donors.
  • Cultivates relationships with current donors through a series of in-person visits and solicitations.
  • Develops plans to secure gifts from new sources.

Common Career Paths for Senior Major Gifts Officer


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Senior Major Gifts Officers may see a hefty downturn in earnings if they take top-notch roles like Director of Fundraising Development. The average pay for a Director of Fundraising Development is $61K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Major Gifts Officer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Major Gifts Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Major Gifts Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 10 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Major Gifts Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 37 salaries. An experienced Senior Major Gifts Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 34 salaries. A Senior Major Gifts Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 6 salaries.

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Key Stats for Senior Major Gifts Officer

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects Senior Major Gifts Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲10%

Mid-Career
▲5%

Experienced
▲1%

National Average
$80,000

Entry-Level
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: