Program Evaluator Salary

Program Evaluators in the United States take home an average $55K per year. Pay generally varies between $33K and $83K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Program Evaluators making up 74 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$34,599 - $79,001

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$14.50 - $51.06

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,599 - $79,001  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,660  
Total Pay (?
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$33,472 - $82,709  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 103
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.50 - $51.06  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,660  
   
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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$33,472 - $82,709  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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Job Description for Program Evaluator

Program evaluators are often employed by companies who are looking to have their business as a whole (or a certain sector of their business) examined in terms of efficiency and usefulness. Program evaluators also may be employed before a company launches a program to assess if it will be profitable. People interested in this position can find job opportunities in the public and private sectors, including both for-profit and non-profit organizations.

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Program Evaluator Tasks

  • Interpret findings and suggest program changes.
  • Collect, examine, and translate program data.
  • Facilitate communication of data between the organization and the public.
  • Perform program evaluation and quality assessment.
  • Propose improvements to data collection methods.

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Survey results show that Program Evaluators use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Statistical Analysis, Oral / Verbal Communication, Proposal Writing, and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 18 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Technical Writing. It is not unusual for someone who knows Data Analysis to be familiar with Research Analysis as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Program Evaluator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Program Evaluators. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $49K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $60K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $67K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $75K on average.

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Experience Affects Program Evaluator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$54,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Program Evaluator Salaries

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 18%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 14%

Proposal Writing
up arrow 6%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$54,000

Research Analysis
up arrow 3%

Technical Writing
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 16%
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