Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization Salary

Earnings for Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators in the United States come in at around $46K annually on average. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (83 percent) of Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators who took the survey are female. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$31,748 - $67,380
(Median)
$32K
$46K
$67K
MEDIAN: $46,344
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$13.41 - $25.54
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$13
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,748 - $67,380  
   
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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$30,572 - $66,374  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 420
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.41 - $25.54  
   
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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$30,572 - $66,374  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | 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 average income for Executive Directors is a much higher $73K per year. The most common career progression for Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators leads to becoming a Non-Profit Program Manager, where pay is typically $43K. However, many Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators also opt to become Non-Profit Executive Directors, a position that pays $59K on average.

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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, Database Management & Reporting, Program Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 12 percent. 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. 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 $49K. Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators see a median salary of $50K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $52K.

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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 124 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
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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