Program Management Director, Education Salary

Education Program Management Directors who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up a little more than half of Education Program Management Directors. Pay fluctuates from $36K to $95K per year, but expected earnings average $58K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Education Program Management Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Female Education Program Management Directors make up most of the survey respondents at 70 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,763 - $94,899

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$9.50 - $34.50

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$37,763 - $94,899  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
Total Pay (?
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$35,794 - $95,248  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 264
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.50 - $34.50  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
   
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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$35,794 - $95,248  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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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Education Program Management Directors' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as an Executive Director. The average Executive Director brings home $73K per year. As Education Program Management Directors progress in their field, many go on to become Non-Profit Executive Directors. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $59K per year. Another common career choice for Education Program Management Directors is to move into an Education Program Director role. Typically, Education Program Directors get paid $54K.

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Education Program Management Directors usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Curriculum Planning, People Management, Program Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 9 percent.

Pay by Experience Level for Program Management Director, Education

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


For Education Program Management Directors, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $46K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $53K. Education Program Management Directors bring in $59K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $67K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Program Management Director, Education Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$57,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Program Management Director, Education Salaries

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 9%

People Management
up arrow 9%


Operations Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$57,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 13%
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