How much does a Chief Development Officer - Higher Ed. make in the United States? The average Chief Development Officer - Higher Ed. salary in the United States is $169,730 as of June 27, 2024, but the range typically falls between $134,217 and $212,180. 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Chief Development Officer - Higher Ed. Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Chief Development Officer - Higher Ed. Salary $101,885 US June 27, 2024
25th Percentile Chief Development Officer - Higher Ed. Salary $134,217 US June 27, 2024
50th Percentile Chief Development Officer - Higher Ed. Salary $169,730 US June 27, 2024
75th Percentile Chief Development Officer - Higher Ed. Salary $212,180 US June 27, 2024
90th Percentile Chief Development Officer - Higher Ed. Salary $250,829 US June 27, 2024
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What skills does a Chief Development Officer - Higher Ed. need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

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Leadership: Knowledge of and ability to employ effective strategies that motivate and guide other members within our business to achieve optimum results.

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Futures: Futures are derivative financial contracts obligating the buyer to purchase an asset or the seller to sell an asset at a predetermined future date and set price.

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Retirement Plans: Retirement Plans involve determining retirement income goals and what's needed to achieve those goals.

Leadership 11.96%
Futures 1.09%
Retirement Plans 1.09%
Others 85.86%
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Job Description for Chief Development Officer - Higher Ed.

Chief Development Officer - Higher Ed. oversees the development program for a college or university. Develops goals and strategies for all fundraising, public relations, and alumni relations. Being a Chief Development Officer - Higher Ed. may require a master's degree. Typically reports to a top executive officer. The Chief Development Officer - Higher Ed. 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. To be a Chief Development Officer - Higher Ed. typically requires 8+ years of managerial experience. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Chief Development Officer - Higher Ed. salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Chief Development Officer - Higher Ed., the highest Chief Development Officer - Higher Ed. salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Chief Development Officer - Higher Ed. salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Chief Development Officer - Higher Ed. salary is in Miami, FL, where the Chief Development Officer - Higher Ed. salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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