Education Program Manager Salary

A substantial slice of final earnings for Education Program Managers (one-third) arrives through commissions. Median overall income in this area is approximately $52K. Total cash compensation for Education Program Managers runs from $36K to $89K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $14K and profit sharing that can reach almost $15K. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Women account for the majority of Education Program Managers who took the survey — 81 percent to be exact. Most Education Program Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,477 - $85,971

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$13.43 - $46.91

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$36,477 - $85,971  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,458  
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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$35,553 - $89,012  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 915
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.43 - $46.91  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $42.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,458  
   
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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$35,553 - $89,012  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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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 require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Strategic Planning, Training Program Development, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 6 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Training, People Management, and Customer Service. 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $48K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $54K. Education Program Managers see a median salary of $60K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $69K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location


Phoenix offers some of the highest pay in the country for Education Program Managers, 32 percent above the national average. Education Program Managers will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+30 percent), Minneapolis (+16 percent), New York (+10 percent), and Los Angeles (+8 percent). Education Program Managers in Austin earn salaries far below the national average by 33 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Chicago (9 percent lower) and Houston (6 percent lower).

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 5%

Training Program Development
up arrow 3%

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 189 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 9%
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