Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization Salary

Columbia University is a desirable employer for Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators where the median salary comes in around $52K, beating the field's national median of $39K per year. Those in search of high salaries should also consider University of Minnesota, University of Washington (UW), and Habitat For Humanity, top-paying firms where Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators rake in a $44K, $43K, or $39K, respectively. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,240 - $52,885
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$29K
$39K
$53K
MEDIAN: $38,869
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$11.52 - $23.12
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$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,240 - $52,885  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,958  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,000  
Total Pay (?
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$27,561 - $52,123  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 5,319
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.52 - $23.12  
   
Overtime
$1.87 - $34.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,958  
   
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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$27,561 - $52,123  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,975
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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 $73K annually. Typical career progression for a Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinator involves becoming a Non-Profit Program Manager or a Non-Profit Executive Director, roles that pay $5K more and $22K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Counseling, Data Management, and Organizational Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Word, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Excel. Most people experienced in 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.


Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $36K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $40K. Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators see a median salary of $42K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $45K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 14 percent, Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+12 percent), Dallas (+10 percent), Baltimore (+9 percent), and Washington (+8 percent). Minneapolis ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 12 percent below the national average. 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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Organizing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1503 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
54%
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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