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Education Program Manager Salary (United States)

Education Program Managers in the United States pull down an average of $51K annually. Total cash compensation to Education Program Managers bottoms out near $35K and approaches $87K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $13K from bonuses and almost $15K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. A strong majority enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The vast majority of Education Program Managers (83 percent) are women. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Education Program Managers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Education Program Manager Salary (?
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$35,481 - $85,585
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MEDIAN: $51,256
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Education Program Manager Salary (?
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$13.87 - $33.80
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$35,481 - $85,585  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,000  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $15,272  
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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$34,692 - $87,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 725
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.87 - $33.80  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $15,272  
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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$34,692 - $87,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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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 report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Training Program Development, Project Management, Budget Management, and Program Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Training, People Management, and Event Planning. Most people familiar with Program Management also know 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. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $46K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $53K. Education Program Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $57K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Education Program Manager generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $69K. More than half of respondents report one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up one-fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than two percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining approximately one-tenth.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$51,000
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Phoenix offers some of the highest pay in the country for Education Program Managers, 63 percent above the national average. Education Program Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+33 percent), Baltimore (+23 percent), Washington (+12 percent), and New York (+8 percent). Compared to the national average, Austin Education Program Managers have considerably lower salaries, 25 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Workers in Chicago and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (11 percent less and 6 percent less, respectively).

Education Program Manager Reviews

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
$51,000

Skills That Affect Education Program Manager Salaries

Budget Management
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Program Management
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National Average
$51,000
Curriculum Planning
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Budgeting
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Event Planning
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Marketing Communications
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Training
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People Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 207 votes.

Gender

Female
83%
female alumni
 
Male
17%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 9%