Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization Salary
|Salary||$34,922 - $70,019|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $3,000|
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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).)
|$32,109 - $67,826|
|Hourly Rate||$13.98 - $25.81|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $3,000|
|Total Pay (||$32,109 - $67,826|
Job Description for Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization
Non-profit organization (NPO) program administrators serve a middle management position in organizing and leading teams in various functions such as collecting donations, planning fundraisers, planning and completing missions and various other functions that NPO's perform. They usually report to program managers, and they usually work a standard Monday through Friday work week in an office environment. Since they work hands-on with their company's events and functions, they may also work after hours or on weekends during a program event.Read More...
NPO program administrators are usually involved in the staffing of their teams as well, so they are usually involved in the interviewing, hiring and training of the employees they oversee. In addition, they handle a great deal of paperwork--from program financial reports to client records--so they must have a keen eye for detail and a strong proficiency with computers and necessary word processing, spreadsheet and accounting programs. They must also have a degree in business or a related field. Most employers also want their program administrators to have several years of work experience with NPO's or similar experience in the for-profit sector.
Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization Tasks
- Assist in training and management of staff and volunteers.
- Plan and direct the administrative portion of the non-profit program.
Common Career Paths for Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization
Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators who transition into an Executive Director role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $75K per year. A Non-Profit Program Manager role is the most prevalent career advancement for Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators. Paychecks for that role are $44K on average. The Non-Profit Executive Director position is another common transition for Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators; in this role, salaries are typically at the $60K mark.
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Popular Skills for Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization
Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Database Management & Reporting, Program Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Office Administration, Customer Service, and Marketing Communications. Most people who know Program Management also know Budget Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $43K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $51K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $49K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $50K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.
Pay Difference by Location
For those looking to make money, Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators in Chicago enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 31 percent above the national average. Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+29 percent), Detroit (+28 percent), Boston (+8 percent), and Washington (+7 percent). Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators in San Diego take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 24 percent less than the national average. Employers in Philadelphia and Minneapolis also lean toward paying below-median salaries (19 percent lower and 16 percent lower, respectively).
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