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Program Evaluator Salary

The average Program Evaluator in the United States earns approximately $56K per year. Compensation ranges from $35K on the lower end to $87K per year on the higher end. For the most part, Program Evaluators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most Program Evaluators survey respondents are women (76 percent). The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$35,215 - $80,550
(Median)
$35K
$56K
$81K
MEDIAN: $56,415
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$15.15 - $60.40
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$27
$60
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,215 - $80,550  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,680  
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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$34,849 - $86,986  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$15.15 - $60.40  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,680  
   
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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$34,849 - $86,986  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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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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Popular Skills for Program Evaluator


Survey results show that Program Evaluators use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Proposal Writing, Statistical Analysis, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Research Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 16 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Technical Writing. Those familiar with Data Analysis also tend to know Oral / Verbal Communication.

Pay by Experience Level for Program Evaluator

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


Program Evaluators who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $50K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $62K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Program Evaluators make a median salary of $67K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $76K on average.

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Experience Affects Program Evaluator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$56,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Program Evaluator Salaries

Statistical Analysis
up arrow 16%

Proposal Writing
up arrow 16%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 8%

Research Analysis
up arrow 6%

Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$56,000

Technical Writing
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 20%