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Program Director, Non-Profit Salary

For Non-Profit Program Directors, yearly average wages total $51K annually. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geographic location, though experience level and the individual firm have a (lesser) impact as well. Female Non-Profit Program Directors make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Non-Profit Program Directors is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,741 - $80,604
(Median)
$35K
$51K
$81K
MEDIAN: $50,837
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50%
90%

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$13.82 - $34.79
(Median)
$14
$19
$35
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,741 - $80,604  
   
Bonus
$399.24 - $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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$33,821 - $80,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,156
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.82 - $34.79  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $39.07  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$399.24 - $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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$33,821 - $80,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 101

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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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Advancing into an Executive Director role seems to be a popular career move for Non-Profit Program Directors, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $73K per year.

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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, Customer Relationship Management, Budget Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 17 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Community Outreach / Activism, Marketing Communications, and Grant Management. For most people, competency in People Management indicates knowledge of 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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $44K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $51K. Non-Profit Program Directors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $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


Home to some of the best pay for Non-Profit Program Directors, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 46 percent above the national average. Non-Profit Program Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+39 percent), Los Angeles (+24 percent), New York (+23 percent), and Oakland (+20 percent). Portland ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 10 percent below the national average.

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


Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 17%

Budget Management
up arrow 8%


Program Management
up arrow 2%

Training
up arrow 2%

People Management
up arrow 1%

Organizational Development
up arrow 1%

Grant Writing
up arrow 1%

National Average
$50,000

Program Development
up arrow 1%

Fundraising
up arrow 2%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 3%

Grant Management
up arrow 6%


Community Outreach / Activism
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 175 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 19%
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