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

Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators usually earn approximately $39K annually in the United States, but Columbia University offers a significantly higher median of $52K. Also paying near the top of the field are University of Minnesota at $44K, University of Washington (UW) at $43K, and Habitat For Humanity, where Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators annually earn $40K. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,024 - $52,702
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MEDIAN: $38,593
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,024 - $52,702  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,932  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,109  
Total Pay (?
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$27,083 - $51,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 5,068
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$11.12 - $22.81  
   
Overtime
$1.76 - $34.37  
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$0$24K$48K$72K
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$0.00 - $1,932  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,109  
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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$27,083 - $51,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,858
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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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There are some Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators — though it's uncommon — that transition into Executive Directors, where earnings are an average $74K annually. Typical career progression for a Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinator involves becoming a Non-Profit Program Manager or an Non-Profit Executive Director, roles that pay $6K more and $22K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization

Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Data Management, Counseling, and Organizational Development are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 8 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Word and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people skilled in Event Planning are similarly competent in Program Management.

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

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More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $36K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $40K. Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $42K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinator generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $45K.

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Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 14 percent. Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+13 percent), Baltimore (+11 percent), Boston (+9 percent), and Washington (+8 percent). Minneapolis is the lowest-paying area, 12 percent south of the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Denver (5 percent less) and Austin (4 percent less).

Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization Reviews

What is it like working as a Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization?
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
$37,000

Skills That Affect Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization Salaries

Data Management
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Counseling
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Program Management
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
82%
female alumni
 
Male
18%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 19%