Program Director, Non-Profit Salary

For Non-Profit Program Directors, annual average wages total $51K per year. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geography, followed by career duration and the individual firm. Some workers in this field — about a fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Non-Profit Program Directors. Female Non-Profit Program Directors make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$34,657 - $81,211

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$13.04 - $32.48

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,657 - $81,211  
   
Bonus
$400.38 - $7,603  
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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$33,456 - $80,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,489
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.04 - $32.48  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $38.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$400.38 - $7,603  
   
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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$33,456 - $80,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 140
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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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For Non-Profit Program Directors, progressing to a Director of Operations role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Director of Operations can earn $88K annually.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Program Director, Non-Profit


The biggest paychecks can be found at Catholic Charities — the median salary there is $47K.

Popular Skills for Program Director, Non-Profit


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Clinical Supervision, Budget Management, Project Management, and Program Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 17 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Marketing Communications, Community Outreach / Activism, and Training. Those educated in People Management tend to be well versed in 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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $43K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $51K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Non-Profit Program Directors make a median salary of $57K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $60K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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 (+43 percent), Houston (+29 percent), New York (+27 percent), and Los Angeles (+26 percent). Portland is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 16 percent.

Program Director, Non-Profit Reviews

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

Program Director, Non-Profit in Springfield:
"High stress, lots of multi-tasking, frequent travel."
Pros: That the work benefits people in impoverished communities. I enjoy seeing that first hand.
Cons: The structure in our office. Lots of disorganization, laziness, and entitlement. A lot of extra work gets dumped on me because I have shown I will fill in holes and am capable, but there's only so much I can do or should have to do when others are under-performing. I end up doing others' jobs on top of my own and when I address this issue, I am met with hostility. I'm at the point where I am only doing this job because of what we do and how we benefit others. The office environment is virtually unlivable and causing health problems as I am stretched.

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




Program Management
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Organizational Development
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People Management
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National Average
$50,000

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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 198 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 20%
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