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Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization Salary

Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators in the United States take home an average $46K per year. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one-half. The majority of Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators (84 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,040 - $67,660
(Median)
$32K
$46K
$68K
MEDIAN: $46,171
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$13.44 - $25.67
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$13
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$32,040 - $67,660  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,865  
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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$30,584 - $66,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 426
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.44 - $25.67  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $40.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,865  
   
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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$30,584 - $66,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 93

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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 transition into an Executive Director role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $74K per year. 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 median 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


Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators report using a pretty varied skill set 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, with boosts between 3 percent and 11 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Office Administration, Event Planning, and Customer Service. Most people skilled in Program Management are similarly competent in 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $40K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $48K. Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $50K. As Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $53K.

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
$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

Grant Management
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Customer Service
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Event Planning
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Office Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 134 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 15%