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Program Director, Non-Profit Salary

Median pay for Non-Profit Program Directors in the United States is around $51K per year. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. For the most part, Non-Profit Program Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Non-Profit Program Directors make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent.
$34,064 - $78,689
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MEDIAN: $50,520
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$12.60 - $35.85
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,064 - $78,689  
   
Bonus
$390.13 - $7,835  
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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$33,245 - $78,692  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 750
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.60 - $35.85  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $37.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$390.13 - $7,835  
   
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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$33,245 - $78,692  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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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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More often than not, Non-Profit Program Directors take top-notch roles like Executive Director. Pay for that position is $74K annually on average.

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Popular Skills for Program Director, Non-Profit


Survey results imply that Non-Profit Program Directors deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Customer Relationship Management, Clinical Supervision, Budget Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 17 percent. Those listing Marketing Communications as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Training and Program Development also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with People Management also tend to 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Non-Profit Program Directors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. 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 $51K. On average, Non-Profit Program Directors make $56K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $58K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Non-Profit Program Directors, working in the bustling city of Washington has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Non-Profit Program Directors will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+46 percent), Phoenix (+42 percent), Los Angeles (+21 percent), and New York (+18 percent). Trailing the national average by 18 percent, Portland is the market with the smallest paychecks. Denver and Boston are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 13 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively.

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.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Program Director, Non-Profit Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Program Director, Non-Profit Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 17%

Clinical Supervision
up arrow 13%

Budget Management
up arrow 8%


Program Management
up arrow 3%

People Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$50,000

Organizational Development
up arrow 1%

Grant Writing
up arrow 2%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 3%

Operations Management
up arrow 4%

Program Development
up arrow 8%

Fundraising
up arrow 8%

Counseling
up arrow 8%

Training
up arrow 10%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 18%