Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization Salary

Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators in the United States take home an average $47K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-half. Women account for the majority of Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators who took the survey — 83 percent to be exact. For the most part, Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$32,051 - $67,741
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$32K
$47K
$68K
MEDIAN: $46,536
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$13.44 - $25.51
(Median)
$13
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$32,051 - $67,741  
   
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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$30,678 - $66,701  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 424
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.44 - $25.51  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $40.13  
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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$30,678 - $66,701  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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For Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators, progressing to an Executive Director role may result in a significant raise. On average, an Executive Director can earn $73K annually. A Non-Profit Program Manager role is the most prevalent career advancement for Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators. Paychecks for that role are $43K on average. The Non-Profit Executive Director position is another common transition for Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators; in this role, salaries are typically at the $59K mark.

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Popular Skills for Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization


Survey results suggest that Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators put a wide range of professional skills 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 pay less than market rate include Office Administration, Event Planning, and Customer Service. It is often found that people who know Program Management are 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.


For Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $40K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $49K. On average, Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators make $50K following one to two decades on the job. 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.

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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
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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 126 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
11%

Common Health Benefits

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