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

Annual wages for Non-Profit Program Administrators in the United States typically come in around $44,394 per year. Pay begins at $29,947 on the low end and climbs to $65,724 per year near the top. Residency and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The greater part enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to about half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization Salary (?
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$30,639 - $66,803
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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  
   
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$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  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 424
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
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$12.83 - $25.43  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $38.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
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$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  
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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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Non-Profit Program Administrators' salaries may rise greatly in accordance with career advancement. Those who assume a higher-end position such as an Executive Director may get paid an extra $30K per year. A Non-Profit Program Manager role is the most prevalent career advancement for Non-Profit Program Administrators, though paychecks actually shrink by $1,343. a Non-Profit Executive Director position is another common transition for Non-Profit Program Administrators; in this role, salaries typically increase by $15,065.

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Popular Skills for Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization

Survey results show that Non-Profit Program Administrators use a fair number of skills. 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Office Administration, Grant Management, and Customer Service. Most people who know Program Management also know Budget Management.

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

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For Non-Profit Program Administrators, level of experience is overall a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation—more experience does not yield dramatically higher pay—and pay raises are largely incremental. After five to 10 years, starting salaries jump from $39,871 to $47K. Salary comes to $49K after 10 to 20 years. After 20 years of work in the field, Non-Profit Program Administrators typically earn $53K and go on to enjoy (slight) increases in earnings. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a quarter of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 2 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 11 percent. A majority of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.

Pay Difference By Location

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For those looking to make money, Non-Profit Program Administrators in Seattle enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. Boston, Baltimore, New York, and Chicago are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Non-Profit Program Administrators earning around 23 percent, 18 percent, 17 percent, and 12 percent more than average. Falling short of the national average by 12 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Philadelphia. Employers also pay below the national average in Minneapolis (-12 percent) and San Diego (-5 percent).

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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$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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Job Satisfaction

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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%
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