Program Director, Non-Profit Salary

An average Non-Profit Program Director in the United States can expect to take home roughly $51K per year. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by residence, followed by tenure and the particular employer. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and approximately one-fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. Female Non-Profit Program Directors make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent.

$34,594 - $81,284
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$35K
$51K
$81K
MEDIAN: $50,831
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$13.14 - $32.48
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$13
$18
$32
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,594 - $81,284  
   
Bonus
$398.86 - $6,228  
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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$33,421 - $80,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,358
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.14 - $32.48  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $38.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$398.86 - $6,228  
   
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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$33,421 - $80,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 130
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Job Description for Program Director, Non-Profit

  • Ensure that record keeping and statistical information is maintained, updated and communicated.
  • Supervise the program managers/coordinators, assisting with staff hiring, coaching and evaluation.
  • Coordinate program planning and development with other company activities.
  • Evaluate program policies to ensure that they meet client needs, are effectively administered, are fairly applied.
  • Assist in preparing program budgets; administer approved amounts, ensuring compliance.

Common Career Paths for Program Director, Non-Profit


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Non-Profit Program Directors may progress into high-paying roles like Director of Operations, where median compensation is $87K annually.

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Catholic Charities attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $47K.

Popular Skills for Program Director, Non-Profit


Non-Profit Program Directors report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Clinical Supervision, Project Management, Budget Management, and Program Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Marketing Communications, Community Outreach / Activism, and Fundraising. Most people who know People Management also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Program Director, Non-Profit

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


Non-Profit Program Directors with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $43K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $51K. On average, Non-Profit Program Directors make $57K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $60K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Non-Profit Program Directors, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 45 percent greater than the national average. Non-Profit Program Directors will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+44 percent), New York (+26 percent), Los Angeles (+26 percent), and Philadelphia (+18 percent). With compensation 15 percent below the national average, Portland is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

Program Director, Non-Profit Reviews

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

Program Director, Non-Profit in Becket:
"Mission Based Work."
Pros: The work is interesting and mission driven. I feel like I work for a good cause. I have a lot of autonomy over my department. I work with amazing people. I get to travel internationally for my job and meet interesting people all over the world.
Cons: The amount of office time. The cost of our programs limit many people from participating. I can't imagine how I could have children and do this job.

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Experience Affects Program Director, Non-Profit Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Program Director, Non-Profit Salaries


Project Management
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Program Management
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People Management
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Budget Management
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Organizational Development
0%

National Average
$50,000

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Grant Writing
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Program Development
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Training
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Grant Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 188 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 20%
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