An average Non-Profit Organization Program Administrator in the United States can expect to take home roughly $49K per year. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators is high. Female Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$35,060 - $69,720
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MEDIAN: $49,209
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$14.11 - $27.05
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,060 - $69,720  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,500  
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$31,927 - $68,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 231
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.11 - $27.05  
   
Overtime
$7.35 - $53.26  
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$0.00 - $3,500  
   
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$31,927 - $68,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 69

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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.

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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


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At the upper end, Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators who move into an Executive Director role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Executive Directors is a much higher $75K per year. Going from Non-Profit Organization Program Administrator to Non-Profit Program Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Non-Profit Program Managers is $44K. Many others choose to work as Non-Profit Executive Directors, where pay is typically $60K.

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Popular Skills for Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Program Management, Database Management & Reporting, 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. For most people, competency in Program Management indicates knowledge of 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.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $43K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $52K. For Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $50K. Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $51K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,885

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

For those looking to make money, Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators in Los Angeles enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Detroit (+28 percent), Chicago (+28 percent), Boston (+8 percent), and Washington (+6 percent). Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators in San Diego bring in salaries that are 25 percent lower than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Philadelphia (19 percent lower) and Minneapolis (17 percent lower).

Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization Reviews

What is it like working as a Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization?

Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization in Tyler:
"Flexibility Is Priceless."
Pros: I love how laid back the office environment is. There is no problem with me making my own schedule or taking time off with short notice.
Cons: Not being able to help everyone because of grant requirements.

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Experience Affects Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization Salaries




National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization Salaries


Program Management
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Database Management & Reporting
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National Average
$47,000

Project Management
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Event Planning
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Human Resources
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Strategic Marketing
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Grant Management
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Marketing Communications
up arrow 9%

Customer Service
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Office Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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