Education Program Managers in the United States pull down an average of $54K per year. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Education Program Managers survey respondents are women (77 percent). Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$38,837 - $84,071
(Median)
$39K
$54K
$84K
MEDIAN: $53,681
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$12.20 - $41.37
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$12
$24
$41
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$38,837 - $84,071  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,883  
Profit Sharing
$8,000  
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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$38,276 - $86,095  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 584
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.20 - $41.37  
   
Overtime
$13.91 - $45.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,883  
   
Profit Sharing
$8,000  
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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$38,276 - $86,095  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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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 large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Customer Relations, Program Development, Training Program Development, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 11 percent. Those listing Training Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Training and People Management also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Curriculum Planning also know Training Program Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Education Program Manager

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


For many Education Program Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $48K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $55K on average. On average, Education Program Managers make $64K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $69K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,725

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

With a pay rate for Education Program Managers that is 28 percent greater than the national average, Seattle offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Education Program Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+26 percent), Dallas (+25 percent), Cleveland (+14 percent), and New York (+13 percent). San Diego is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 11 percent. Workers in Houston and Austin earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (9 percent less and 7 percent less, respectively).

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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
$54,000


Skills That Affect Education Program Manager Salaries

Customer Relations
up arrow 11%



Project Management
up arrow 4%

Budget Management
up arrow 3%

Event Planning
up arrow 1%

Program Management
0%

National Average
$54,000

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Budgeting
up arrow 7%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 9%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 12%

People Management
up arrow 16%

Training
up arrow 17%

Training Management
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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