Chief Development Officer Salary in the United States

How much does a Chief Development Officer make in the United States? The average Chief Development Officer salary in the United States is $166,600 as of June 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $131,400 and $218,000. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Salary estimation for Chief Development Officer at companies like : FONAR CORP, PRECIPIO, INC., QUORUM HEALTH CORP

Job Description

The Chief Development Officer oversees the implementation of policies designed to maximize foundation funding. Serves as the top executive of a foundation established by a parent organization. Being a Chief Development Officer meets with donors and prospective donors to create and foster relationships. Establishes goals and approves strategies for all fundraising campaigns. In addition, Chief Development Officer oversees the distribution of foundation funds in order to ensure continuous support of the foundation's mission. Typically requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a board of directors/trustees. The Chief Development Officer manages a departmental function within a broader corporate function. Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives. Approves policies developed within various sub-functions and departments. Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function. Working as a Chief Development Officer typically requires 8+ years of managerial experience. (Copyright 2019

Take just three simple steps below to generate your own personalized salary report.

Step of 3

Understand the total compensation opportunity for a Chief Development Officer, base salary plus other pay elements

Average Base Salary

Core compensation


Average Total Cash Compensation

Includes base and annual incentives

These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Chief Development Officer in the United States. The base salary for Chief Development Officer ranges from $131,400 to $218,000 with the average base salary of $166,600. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $143,400 to $251,700 with the average total cash compensation of $183,800.
Step of 3

Discover how your pay is adjusted for skills, experience, and other factors

How much should you be paid?

For a real-time salary target, tell us more about your role in the four categories below.



Step of 3

Recalculate your target pay based on your unique skills and experiences

Salary for

Are you an HR manager or compensation specialist?'s CompAnalyst platform offers:

  • Detailed skills and competency reports for specific positions
  • Job and employee pricing reports
  • Compensation data tools, salary structures, surveys and benchmarks.
Learn about CompAnalyst
Job Openings for Chief Development Officer