Program Director, Non-Profit Salary

The average Non-Profit Program Director in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $51K per year. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by the company and years of experience. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Non-Profit Program Directors making up 76 percent. Job satisfaction for Non-Profit Program Directors is high.

$34,674 - $79,752
(Median)
$35K
$51K
$80K
MEDIAN: $50,911
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90%

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$13.69 - $34.89
(Median)
$14
$19
$35
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,674 - $79,752  
   
Bonus
$398.86 - $7,652  
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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$33,658 - $79,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,046
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.69 - $34.89  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $39.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$398.86 - $7,652  
   
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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$33,658 - $79,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94

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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 might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Executive Director, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $74K per year.

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For Non-Profit Program Directors, comfortable salaries can be found at Catholic Charities; in fact, median earnings sit around $54K, the highest in the area.

Popular Skills for Program Director, Non-Profit


Non-Profit Program Directors report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Clinical Supervision, Budget Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 9 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Community Outreach / Activism, Operations Management, and Marketing Communications. Most people familiar with 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.


For Non-Profit Program Directors, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $44K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $50K. Non-Profit Program Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $57K. Non-Profit Program Directors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $60K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Non-Profit Program Directors will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 45 percent. Non-Profit Program Directors will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+37 percent), New York (+22 percent), Philadelphia (+21 percent), and Houston (+19 percent). With compensation 16 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


Budget Management
up arrow 9%


Program Management
up arrow 2%

People Management
up arrow 2%

Grant Writing
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Organizational Development
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Training
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Training Program Development
0%

National Average
$50,000

Program Development
up arrow 1%

Fundraising
up arrow 1%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 2%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 9%

Operations Management
up arrow 11%

Community Outreach / Activism
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 172 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 19%