Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization Salary

Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators in the United States can expect wages of $48K annually on average. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The vast majority (81 percent) of Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators who took the survey are female. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,786 - $67,344
(Median)
$33K
$48K
$67K
MEDIAN: $47,674
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$13.26 - $25.82
(Median)
$13
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$32,786 - $67,344  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,000  
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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$30,906 - $66,651  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 429
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.26 - $25.82  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $46.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,000  
   
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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$30,906 - $66,651  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 103
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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 who go on to become Executive Directors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Executive Directors is $74K annually. 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


Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators report using a diverse set 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Office Administration, Event Planning, and Customer Service. 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.


For many Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $41K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $50K. Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators see a median salary of $51K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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.

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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
$45,000


Skills That Affect Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization Salaries


Database Management & Reporting
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Program Management
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Project Management
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National Average
$45,000

Strategic Marketing
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Grant Management
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Marketing Communications
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Customer Service
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Event Planning
up arrow 13%

Office Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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