Education Program Manager Salary

Education Program Managers in the United States take home approximately $52K per year on average. Total cash compensation to Education Program Managers bottoms out near $36K and approaches $90K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $14K from bonuses and almost $15K from profit sharing. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Education Program Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Education Program Managers (81 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$36,687 - $86,405
(Median)
$37K
$52K
$86K
MEDIAN: $51,941
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$12.46 - $45.30
(Median)
$12
$21
$45
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$36,687 - $86,405  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,341  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $15,205  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,687 - $89,502  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 976
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.46 - $45.30  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.29  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,341  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $15,205  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,687 - $89,502  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 88
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Job Description for Education Program Manager

The primary role of the education program manager is to collaborate with clients to deliver the smooth, effective educational experiences. This is achieved primarily through actively gathering and analyzing client feedback to determine which aspects of the relationship can be enhanced and improved. To help improve programs, these managers must attend and participate in client meetings, contributing to the discussion and providing support. Although the program manager may spend a majority of work in meetings or in interaction with various clients, a significant amount of time is also spent in the office, analyzing data.

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Education Program Manager Tasks

  • Manage day-to-day interactions with administrators and outside bodies, including reporting.
  • Provide instructional guidance, curriculum, methodologies, and/or tools to educators.
  • Manage educational programs by defining desired outcomes, monitoring objectives, and communicating goals.
  • Create, maintain, and disseminate marketing materials and success stories.

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Popular Skills for Education Program Manager


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Customer Relations, Strategic Planning, Training Program Development, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 15 percent. Those listing Program Development as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Training and People Management also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Program Management indicates knowledge of Curriculum Planning and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Education Program Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $47K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $54K. Education Program Managers see a median salary of $61K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $69K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,860

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Education Program Managers, busy Minneapolis offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 35 percent above the national average. Education Program Managers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+29 percent), Phoenix (+15 percent), New York (+13 percent), and Washington (+8 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in an Education Program Manager's salary, with Austin Education Program Managers earning salaries that are 32 percent less than the national average. Employers in Chicago and Houston also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent less).

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What is it like working as an Education Program Manager?

Education Program Manager in Washington:
"Lots Of Hard Work But Continually Fulfilling."
Pros: I love building programs that empower and motivate teachers to be change agents in their classrooms and schools.
Cons: The endless emails and random projects that pop up.

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Experience Affects Education Program Manager Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Education Program Manager Salaries

Customer Relations
up arrow 15%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 7%

Training Program Development
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Budget Management
up arrow 3%

Program Management
up arrow 1%

Event Planning
0%

National Average
$52,000

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 4%

Budgeting
up arrow 4%

Marketing Management
up arrow 4%

People Management
up arrow 13%

Training
up arrow 14%

Program Development
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 182 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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