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Program Management Director, Education Salary

Education Program Management Directors in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — nearly one-half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $36K to $93K per year, median earnings come to $58K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Education Program Management Directors make up most of the survey respondents at 70 percent. Most Education Program Management Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$37,645 - $93,007
(Median)
$38K
$58K
$93K
MEDIAN: $57,558
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$9.66 - $28.60
(Median)
$9
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$37,645 - $93,007  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,094  
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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$36,111 - $92,933  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 296
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.66 - $28.60  
   
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,094  
   
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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$36,111 - $92,933  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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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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As Education Program Management Directors transition into upper-level roles such as Executive Director, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Executive Directors earn $73K on average per year. With an annual salary of $59K, Non-Profit Executive Director is the most common role for Education Program Management Directors to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into an Education Program Director role — which usually pays $54K — is also typical for Education Program Management Directors, though less common by comparison.

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Survey takers who work as Education Program Management Directors report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Curriculum Planning, People Management, and Program Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts ranging from 6 percent to 10 percent.

Pay by Experience Level for Program Management Director, Education

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. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $48K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $53K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $58K in this role. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $67K.

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Experience Affects Program Management Director, Education Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$57,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Program Management Director, Education Salaries

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 10%

People Management
up arrow 10%


National Average
$57,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 14%
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