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Chief Development Officer - Higher Ed. in the United States

How much does a Chief Development Officer - Higher Ed. earn in the United States? The average Chief Development Officer - Higher Ed. salary in the United States is $150,781 as of March 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $119,265 and $188,490. 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 Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Oversees the development program for a college or university. Develops goals and strategies for all fundraising, public relations, and alumni relations. May require a master's degree. Typically reports to a top executive 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. Typically requires 8+ years of managerial experience.

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