How much does a Major Gifts Manager make in the United States? The average Major Gifts Manager salary in the United States is $121,445 as of November 27, 2023, but the range typically falls between $104,796 and $142,865. 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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Major Gifts Manager Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Major Gifts Manager Salary $89,638 US November 27, 2023
25th Percentile Major Gifts Manager Salary $104,796 US November 27, 2023
50th Percentile Major Gifts Manager Salary $121,445 US November 27, 2023
75th Percentile Major Gifts Manager Salary $142,865 US November 27, 2023
90th Percentile Major Gifts Manager Salary $162,367 US November 27, 2023
25% $104,796 10% $89,638 90% $162,367 75% $142,865 $121,445 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Job Description for Major Gifts Manager

Major Gifts Manager manages and implements a philanthropic gift program to nurture and solicit relationships with corporate, institutional, and major donors. Develops a portfolio of existing and potential donors and a strategy to enhance and extend relationships to generate philanthropic revenue. Being a Major Gifts Manager organizes events and meetings with prospects to raise awareness of the organization's mission and highlight accomplishments and ongoing funding needs. Makes regular personal contact with key contributors to strengthen relations with the organization. Additionally, Major Gifts Manager oversees proposal preparation and ensures compliance with regulatory requirements. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a director. The Major Gifts Manager 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. To be a Major Gifts Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1-3 years supervisory experience may be required. Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes. (Copyright 2023 View full job description

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