Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization Salary

An average Non-Profit Organization Program Administrator in the United States can expect to take home roughly $46K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 83 percent of Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators are female. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$31,791 - $67,558

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$13.46 - $25.48

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,791 - $67,558  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,931  
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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$30,604 - $66,504  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 422
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.46 - $25.48  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $40.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,931  
   
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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$30,604 - $66,504  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94
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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. 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


Survey results show that Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Database Management & Reporting, Program Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Office Administration, Event Planning, and Customer Service. Those proficient in Program Management are, more often than not, also skilled 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 does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. 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 $49K. For Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $50K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $51K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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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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Customer Service
up arrow 6%

Event Planning
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Office Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 122 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
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 14%
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