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Education Program Manager Salary

Commissions form a big slice (roughly one in three) of total compensation for Education Program Managers. The median income in this area hovers around $52K. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $15K each, total incomes of Education Program Managers generally range from $35K to $89K depending on individual performance. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 81 percent of Education Program Managers are female. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$36,251 - $85,794
(Median)
$36K
$52K
$86K
MEDIAN: $51,633
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90%

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$13.62 - $49.33
(Median)
$14
$21
$49
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$36,251 - $85,794  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,962  
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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$35,283 - $89,179  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 863
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.62 - $49.33  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $42.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,962  
   
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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$35,283 - $89,179  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 78

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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 deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Training Program Development, Project Management, and Program Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Training, People Management, and Customer Service. It is often found that people who know Program Management are 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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $47K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $54K. On average, Education Program Managers make $60K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $69K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Education Program Managers in Phoenix enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 40 percent above the national average. Education Program Managers will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+17 percent), New York (+11 percent), Washington (+9 percent), and Los Angeles (+8 percent). Compared to the national average, Austin Education Program Managers have considerably lower salaries, 33 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers in San Diego and Chicago also lean toward paying below-median salaries (12 percent lower and 7 percent lower, 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
$52,000


Skills That Affect Education Program Manager Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 8%

Training Program Development
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Program Management
up arrow 1%

Budget 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%

Training
up arrow 13%

People Management
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 198 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: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 8%
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