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Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization Salary

The average Non-Profit Organization Program Administrator in the United States earns approximately $46K per year. Residence and tenure 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 a fair number collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$31,341 - $66,924
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,341 - $66,924  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,500  
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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).
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$30,564 - $65,955  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 430
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.04 - $25.76  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $40.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,500  
   
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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$30,564 - $65,955  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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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

  • Plan and direct the administrative portion of the non-profit program.
  • Assist in training and management of staff and volunteers.

Common Career Paths for Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization


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Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators may go on to top-notch roles like Executive Director, where median pay is $74K annually. As Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators progress in their field, many go on to become Non-Profit Program Managers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and typical pay for the role is $43K. Another common career choice for Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators is to move into a Non-Profit Executive Director role — this promotion usually pays $59K.

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Popular Skills for Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization


Survey results imply that Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Project Management, Program Management, and Grant Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Office Administration, Customer Service, and Grant Management. Most people familiar with 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.


For Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $40K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $47K. Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $49K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $53K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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

Late-Career
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National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization Salaries


Project Management
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Program Management
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National Average
$45,000

Grant Management
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Customer Service
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Office Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 137 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 15%