Education Program Manager Salary

The median total income of Education Program Managers is around $52K, and for the average worker in this area, a good chunk of that (nearly one in three, in fact) comes from commissions. Final cash compensation to Education Program Managers varies from around $36K to approximately $89K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $14K and $15K, respectively. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the vast majority of Education Program Managers (81 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$36,506 - $85,904
(Median)
$37K
$52K
$86K
MEDIAN: $51,809
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$13.28 - $47.96
(Median)
$13
$21
$48
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$36,506 - $85,904  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,384  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $15,227  
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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$35,600 - $88,978  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 908
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.28 - $47.96  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $42.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,384  
   
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $15,227  
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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$35,600 - $88,978  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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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


Education Program Managers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Strategic Planning, Training Program Development, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Training, People Management, and Customer Service. Those proficient in Program Management are, more often than not, also skilled in 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.


Education Program Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $47K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $54K on average. For Education Program Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $60K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Education Program Managers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $69K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Education Program Managers, busy Phoenix offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. Education Program Managers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+30 percent), Minneapolis (+16 percent), New York (+11 percent), and Los Angeles (+8 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Education Program Managers in Austin earning a whopping 33 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Chicago (9 percent lower) and Houston (6 percent lower).

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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


Strategic Planning
up arrow 5%

Training Program Development
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Program Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$52,000

Event Planning
up arrow 1%

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 2%

Budgeting
up arrow 3%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

People Management
up arrow 13%

Training
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 192 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 9%
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