Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization Salary

For Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators, Columbia University hands out the highest paychecks — $52K on average — relative to the national average of $39K per year. University of Minnesota, University of Washington (UW), and Institute of International Education are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators earning around $44K, $43K, or $40K at each firm, respectively. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$29,263 - $52,866
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$29K
$39K
$53K
MEDIAN: $38,893
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$11.53 - $23.12
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$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,263 - $52,866  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,960  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,000  
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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$27,625 - $52,114  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 5,363
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.53 - $23.12  
   
Overtime
$1.87 - $34.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,960  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,000  
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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$27,625 - $52,114  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,983
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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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As Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators transition into upper-level roles such as Executive Director, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Executive Directors earn $73K on average per year. 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 $22K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization


Survey results imply that Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Counseling, Data Management, and Organizational Development are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Word, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Excel. Most people who know Program Management also 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 $36K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $40K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators make a median salary of $42K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $45K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators, 14 percent higher than the national average. Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+12 percent), Baltimore (+9 percent), Washington (+8 percent), and Boston (+8 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 12 percent south of the national average, can be found in Minneapolis. Employers pay around 5 percent less in Portland and 4 percent less in Denver, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization Reviews

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

Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization in Richmond:
"Program Coordinator for 95 students."
Pros: I like the culture and atmosphere if the job. I love helping the students with their career, academic and personal goals. I also love the perks.
Cons: Its a small staff so sometimes the workload can be overwhelming. I feel like there is no room for growth for me. Sometimes I feel that the staff lacks in trusting me.

Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization in Kenosha:
"Doing God's Work."
Pros: Helping to guide and support people as they work through the painful aftermath of the worst experience of their lives.
Cons: Not having the time to help more people or give as much attention to the administration of the program.

Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization in Vail:
"Great environment, meaningful work, laughable employee pay."
Pros: I love working on a program that I care about that is stimulating. I know the harder I work, the more good I can do to help my community and the environment. I also greatly value the relationships and work environment within my department at this position.
Cons: My organization shows little to no interest in investing in its human capital. The phrase "everyone is replaceable" has actually been said out loud to me.

Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization in Boston:
"Manage Data And Projects Not People."
Pros: I change the lives of my students and increase the impact of my organization.
Cons: Long hours, and emotionally exhausting.

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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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Data Management
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Program Management
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Project Coordinating
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Organizational Development
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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$38,000

Event Planning
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Training
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Organizing
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Case Management
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1482 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: 79% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 19%
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