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Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization Salary (United States)

Yearly pay for Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators in the United States typically comes in around $46K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. A strong majority enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to half. Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators are largely women, dominating the profession at 84 percent. The majority of Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization Salary (?
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$30,639 - $66,803
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MEDIAN: $45,541
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Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization Salary (?
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$12.83 - $25.43
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,639 - $66,803  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,781  
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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$29,947 - $65,724  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 424
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.83 - $25.43  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $38.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,781  
   
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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$29,947 - $65,724  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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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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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 typical income for Executive Directors is $75K per year. The most common promotion for Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators is a Non-Profit Program Manager position, which usually brings in $43K a year. Another standard transition for Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators seeking advancement is to assume a Non-Profit Executive Director role, where pay is often $59K.

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Popular Skills for Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Program Management, Project Management, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 14 percent, 3 percent, 3 percent, and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Office Administration, Grant Management, and Customer Service. The majority of those who know Program Management also know Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization

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Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $40K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $47K. Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators bring in $49K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $53K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end. More than half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up close to one-fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than two percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining nearly one-tenth.

Pay Difference By Location

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For Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators, Seattle provides a pay rate that is 32 percent greater than the national average. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like Boston, Baltimore, New York, and Chicago, top-paying markets where Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators rake in more than the national norm (+23 percent, +18 percent, +17 percent, and +12 percent). With compensation 12 percent below the national average, Philadelphia is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Minneapolis (12 percent lower) and San Diego (5 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

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National Average
$44,000

Skills That Affect Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization Salaries

Program Management
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Project Management
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$44,000
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Grant Management
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Office Administration
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Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 145 votes.

Gender

Female
84%
female alumni
 
Male
16%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 16%