How much does a Major Gifts Development Officer make in the United States? The average Major Gifts Development Officer salary in the United States is $97,900 as of June 28, 2021, but the range typically falls between $86,100 and $122,000. 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. 

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25% $86,100 10% $75,357 90% $143,942 75% $122,000 $97,900 50%(Median)
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Director, Major Gifts Officer

United Way Worldwide - Alexandria, VA

Chief Advancement Officer

ThisWay Global - Arlington, VA

Job Description

The Major Gifts Development Officer has high-level interactions with prospects and conducts personal visitations. Manages and implements the major gift program for both current and planned gifts. Being a Major Gifts Development Officer requires a bachelor's degree. Organizes special events and prepares proposals to obtain funds. In addition, Major Gifts Development Officer typically reports to a senior manager. The Major Gifts Development Officer manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. Extensive knowledge of department processes. Working as a Major Gifts Development Officer typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 to 3 years supervisory experience may be required. (Copyright 2021

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