Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization Salary

Average Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators in the United States make around $49K per year. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Women account for the majority of Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators who took the survey — 83 percent to be exact. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$34,922 - $70,019
$35K
$49K
$70K
MEDIAN: $49,158
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$13.98 - $25.81
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$26
MEDIAN: $18.56
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,922 - $70,019  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$32,109 - $67,826  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 228
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.98 - $25.81  
   
Overtime
$24.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,000  
   
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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$32,109 - $67,826  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 65

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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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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

National Average: $46,786

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

Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization Salaries

▲10%

▲7%

▲6%

National Average
$47,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization Salaries


Program Management
▼0%

Database Management & Reporting
▼0%

National Average
$47,000


Event Planning
▼3%

Human Resources
▼3%

Strategic Marketing
▼7%

Grant Management
▼8%

Marketing Communications
▼9%

Customer Service
▼10%

Office Administration
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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