Program Management Director, Education Salary

Education Program Management Directors in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — slightly more than half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $36K to $97K per year, median earnings come to $57K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Education Program Management Directors survey respondents are women (70 percent). The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$37,412 - $95,704
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$37K
$57K
$96K
MEDIAN: $57,199
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$9.61 - $28.85
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$18
$29
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$37,412 - $95,704  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,197  
Total Pay (?
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$35,535 - $96,508  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 265
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$9.61 - $28.85  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,197  
   
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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$35,535 - $96,508  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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Job Description for Program Management Director, Education

An education program director is responsible for regularly overseeing one or more school programs and coordinating all faculty, students, organizations, and materials needed for the success of the program or programs. The basic background most desirable for an education program director job is threefold: experience in teaching in any type of classroom, superior organizational skills, and a basic knowledge of marketing, fundraising, networking and event planning.

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Program Management Director, Education Tasks

  • Oversee program delivery processes, ensuring effective and efficient planning, preparation, delivery, and follow-up.
  • Manage the implementation and evaluation of programs and activities including curricula review, program development and textbook review.

Common Career Paths for Program Management Director, Education


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For Education Program Management Directors, progressing to an Executive Director role may result in a significant raise. On average, an Executive Director can earn $73K annually. Going from Education Program Management Director to Non-Profit Executive Director is the transition that occurs most often in this field, where the paychecks are $59K. Many others choose to work as Education Program Directors, where pay is typically $54K.

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Education Program Management Directors who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Curriculum Planning, People Management, Program Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 11 percent.

Pay by Experience Level for Program Management Director, Education

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


Education Program Management Directors with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $45K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $53K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $59K in this role. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Education Program Management Directors with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $67K.

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Experience Affects Program Management Director, Education Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$56,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Program Management Director, Education Salaries

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 11%

People Management
up arrow 11%


Operations Management
up arrow 5%

National Average
$56,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 14%
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