Education Program Manager Salary

Commissions form a big slice (about a third) of total compensation for Education Program Managers. The median income in this area hovers around $52K. Cash earnings of Education Program Managers can occasionally include $15K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $36K to almost $89K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Women account for the majority of Education Program Managers who took the survey — 81 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction for Education Program Managers is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$36,555 - $85,794
(Median)
$37K
$52K
$86K
MEDIAN: $51,807
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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
$36,555 - $85,794  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,699  
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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$35,617 - $89,043  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 903
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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 - $14,699  
   
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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$35,617 - $89,043  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Budget Management, Training Program Development, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 7 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Training, People Management, and Customer Service. Those familiar with Program Management also tend to 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.


For Education Program Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $47K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $54K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Education Program Managers make a median salary of $61K. 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


Home to some of the best pay for Education Program Managers, Phoenix offers exceptional salaries, 32 percent above the national average. Education Program Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+16 percent), New York (+11 percent), Los Angeles (+8 percent), and Washington (+7 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. San Diego and Chicago are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 10 percent lower and 8 percent lower, 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
$52,000


Skills That Affect Education Program Manager Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 7%



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 193 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 8%
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