Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization Salary

The national average salary for Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators is $39K per year; The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation pays the most in this field, though, offering a median salary of $59K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Columbia University, University of Minnesota, and University of Washington (UW), where Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators typically earn around $51K, $44K, or $43K, respectively.

$29,528 - $53,802
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$54K
MEDIAN: $39,327
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$11.71 - $23.16
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,528 - $53,802  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,026  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,280  
Total Pay (?
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$28,103 - $52,772  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6,022
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.71 - $23.16  
   
Hourly Tips
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Overtime
$5.71 - $34.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,026  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,280  
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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$28,103 - $52,772  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,174
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Job Description for Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization

Program coordinators in a non-profit organization (NPO) are often the face of a particular social service, charity, or foundation's project. They can run a certain segment or branch of the organization, and they usually work with the population that the non-profit serves, volunteers and subordinates, and the board of directors of the non-profit. They often collaborate with other departments in order to effectively serve the population and to serve the non-profit's mission.

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Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization Tasks

  • Oversees program staff/volunteers.
  • Promote Non-Profit organization within the community.
  • Manage administration of Non-Profit program.

Common Career Paths for Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization


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Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators who go on to become Executive Directors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Executive Directors is $74K annually. Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators typically move into roles as Non-Profit Program Managers or Non-Profit Executive Directors, and those positions pay $5K more and $21K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization


Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Counseling, Program Management, and Project Coordinating are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word and Organizing. Those familiar with Program Management also tend to know Event Planning and Microsoft Office.

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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $37K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $40K. Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $42K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $45K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,415

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For Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 17 percent above the national average. Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+12 percent), Dallas (+10 percent), Washington (+9 percent), and Baltimore (+7 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 12 percent south of the national average, can be found in Minneapolis. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Portland (7 percent lower) and Philadelphia (2 percent lower).

Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization Reviews

What is it like working as a Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization?

Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization in Houston:
"Rewarding job, organization needs improvement."
Pros: It benefits the participating adults tremendously and allows them to grow mentally, spiritually, and socially. Challenging and rewarding work.
Cons: Unclear job descriptions and roles and poor communication between levels of management.

Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization in 90026:
Pros: I am able to still work closely with students and supervise Teaching Artists. I love mentoring and seeing how arts integration can have such a powerful impact on title one public schools. I have flexibility with my schedule.
Cons: I don't have a regular office, I don't get compensated for all of my commuting to schools. The communication between all of the teachers and Teaching Artists can be stressful as I am a liaison between them and my supervisors.

Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization in Greenville:
"Amazing, first hand person-centered approach to skills."
Pros: Rewarding. Help people. Self advocacy. Teach young adults with disabilities how to be proud of who they are, have disability pride, set goals, reach goals, communicate with others, and become integrated and contributing members of their community.
Cons: Low pay.

Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization in Malden:
Pros: The best part of my job is being able to help individuals with disabilities live more independent lives. I also love being able to mentor you professionals as they pursue their careers.
Cons: Lack of support/resources from the top directors. A very unorganized and often chaotic setting with little to no professional development. The pay scale is very rigid and low compared to other agencies.

Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization in Miami:
"Enjoy but with caution."
Pros: Here, you have the distinct opportunity to go home everyday knowing you made a difference. Working with the blind and visually impaired is incredibly rewarding. The company has a vast amount of resources for the blind and the entire staff feels like a well-knit team. Also, the benefits are fantastic.
Cons: First and foremost, do NOT disagree with the CEO, even if you have the right backed by years of experience. She does not take disagreements lightly and expects you to be a "yes man/woman". Next, do not expect to be compensated justly unless you are executive staff or are in good standing with the CEO. Since it is non-profit, the salary is on the low end and raises do not occur until December. Also, the level of education you have has little to no effect on your compensation or raise. Another con is the confusing hierarchy. There is a constant feeling of multiple bosses with, oftentimes, opposing priorities. This is beyond unsettling.

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Experience Affects Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization Salaries




National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization Salaries


Counseling
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Program Management
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Project Coordinating
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Organizational Development
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Database Management
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National Average
$38,000

Data Management
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Microsoft Office
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Event Planning
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Microsoft Excel
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Organizing
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Case Management
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Training
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1428 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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