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Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization Salary

Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators usually earn approximately $39K per year in the United States, but Columbia University offers a significantly higher median of $52K. University of Minnesota, University of Washington (UW), and Habitat For Humanity also offer top salaries for Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $44K, $43K, and $39K, respectively. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$29,176 - $52,813
(Median)
$29K
$39K
$53K
MEDIAN: $38,781
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$11.47 - $23.12
(Median)
$11
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,176 - $52,813  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,954  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,055  
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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$27,431 - $52,104  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 5,265
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.47 - $23.12  
   
Overtime
$1.74 - $34.53  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,954  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,055  
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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$27,431 - $52,104  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,944
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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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For Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators, progressing to an Executive Director role may result in a significant raise. On average, an Executive Director can earn $73K annually. A common career progression for a Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinator is to become a Non-Profit Program Manager or a Non-Profit Executive Director. Compared to Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators, the first group earns $6K more on average, and the second group earns $22K more.

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Popular Skills for Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Counseling, Data Management, and Organizational Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Word, Windows Operating System General Use, and Case Management. 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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $36K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $40K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators see a median salary of $42K after reaching one to two decades on the job. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $45K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 14 percent greater than the national average. Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+12 percent), Dallas (+10 percent), Baltimore (+9 percent), and Boston (+8 percent). Minneapolis is the lowest-paying area, 12 percent south of the national average. Workers in Chicago and Portland earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (3 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
$38,000


Skills That Affect Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization Salaries


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

Event Planning
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Organizing
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Training
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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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 1575 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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