Education Program Manager Salary (United States)

Pay for Education Program Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $50,901 per year. The range in pay spans from $34,692 to $87,255 per year. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to the greater part, and most earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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 (?
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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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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

Survey results imply that Education Program Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Training Program Development and Project Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 6 percent and 5 percent respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Training, People Management, and Event Planning. The majority of those who know 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 salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. Starting at around $46K, salaries see a boost to $53K after five to 10 years. Compensation is $57K after 10 to 20 years. Education Program Managers experience only minor salary growth after working for two decades, bringing in around $69K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a quarter of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 10 percent. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; a majority of those surveyed fall within this distribution.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$51,000
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For those looking to make money, Education Program Managers in Phoenix enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 63 percent above the national average. Education Program Managers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+33 percent), Baltimore (+23 percent), Washington (+12 percent), and New York (+8 percent). Education Program Managers' salaries are heavily influenced by location—Education Program Managers in Austin bring in salaries that are 25 percent lower than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Chicago (-11 percent) and Atlanta (-6 percent).

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%