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Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization Salary

Earnings for Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators in the United States come in at around $47K per year on average. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are far more female Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 83 percent. Most Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$32,462 - $67,856
(Median)
$32K
$47K
$68K
MEDIAN: $46,631
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$13.48 - $25.40
(Median)
$13
$18
$25
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
$32,462 - $67,856  
   
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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$30,767 - $66,830  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 427
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.48 - $25.40  
   
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 - $4,500  
   
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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$30,767 - $66,830  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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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 average income for Executive Directors is a much higher $73K 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


Survey results imply that Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Database Management & Reporting, Program Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Office Administration, Event Planning, and Customer Service. Those familiar with Program Management also tend to 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 $49K. Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $50K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $52K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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 129 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 14%
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