Program Director, Non-Profit Salary

Median pay for Non-Profit Program Directors in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $51K annually. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by career duration and the individual firm. Roughly one in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Non-Profit Program Directors making up 76 percent. The majority of Non-Profit Program Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$34,618 - $81,424
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$35K
$51K
$81K
MEDIAN: $50,955
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$13.05 - $33.42
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$13
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$33
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,618 - $81,424  
   
Bonus
$400.00 - $7,628  
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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$33,447 - $81,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,428
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.05 - $33.42  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $38.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$400.00 - $7,628  
   
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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$33,447 - $81,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 135
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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 who go on to become Directors of Operations may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Directors of Operations is $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 results imply that Non-Profit Program Directors deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. 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 Community Outreach / Activism, Marketing Communications, 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $43K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $51K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Non-Profit Program Directors bring in $57K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $60K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Non-Profit Program Directors, busy Washington offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 44 percent above the national average. Non-Profit Program Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+44 percent), Houston (+29 percent), New York (+27 percent), and Los Angeles (+26 percent). Portland is the lowest-paying area, 15 percent south of the national average.

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


Project Management
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Budget Management
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People Management
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Organizational Development
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National Average
$50,000

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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 190 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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