Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization Salary

Pay for Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators in the United States sits in the ballpark of $50K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Women account for the majority of Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators who took the survey — 86 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$34,864 - $71,552
$35K
$49K
$72K
MEDIAN: $49,474
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50%
90%

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$14.18 - $30.05
$14
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $18.82
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$0$71K
Salary $34,864 - $71,552
Bonus $0.00 - $4,848
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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$32,431 - $70,632
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 458
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $14.18 - $30.05
Overtime $7.32 - $47.14
Annual Data $0$70K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,848
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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$32,431 - $70,632
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 122

Job Description for Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization

Non-profit organization (NPO) program administrators serve a middle management position in organizing and leading teams in various functions such as collecting donations, planning fundraisers, planning and completing missions and various other functions that NPO's perform. They usually report to program managers, and they usually work a standard Monday through Friday work week in an office environment. Since they work hands-on with their company's events and functions, they may also work after hours or on weekends during a program event.

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Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization Tasks

  • Assist in training and management of staff and volunteers.
  • Plan and direct the administrative portion of the non-profit program.

Common Career Paths for Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization


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Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Executive Director. The latter position pays an average of $75K annually. Given that the median pay is $44K, it may be surprising to find that a Non-Profit Program Manager is the most common role for Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Non-Profit Executive Director role — which pays $60K — is also typical for Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators, though less common by comparison.

Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization Job Listings

Popular Skills for Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization


Survey takers working as Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Database Management & Reporting, Program Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Office Administration, Customer Service, and Marketing Communications. Those proficient in Program Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization

Pay by Experience for a Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization has a positive trend. An entry-level Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 143 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 96 salaries. An experienced Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 80 salaries. A Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 23 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,480

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators, working in the bustling city of Chicago has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+25 percent), Detroit (+24 percent), Washington (+4 percent), and Boston (+3 percent). Non-Profit Organization Program Administrators in San Diego make 27 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Philadelphia (22 percent less) and Minneapolis (19 percent less).

Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization?

Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization in Tyler:
"I love working in a flexible environment."
Pros: My boss does not micro manage and he is very kind.
Cons: Is stressful and can be overwhelming at times.

Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization in Tyler:
"Flexibility Is Priceless."
Pros: I love how laid back the office environment is. There is no problem with me making my own schedule or taking time off with short notice.
Cons: Not being able to help everyone because of grant requirements.

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Key Stats for Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization Salaries

▲7%

▲7%

▲4%

National Average
$47,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Program Administrator, Non-Profit Organization Salaries


National Average
$47,000

Program Management
▼1%

Database Management & Reporting
▼1%


Human Resources
▼4%

Event Planning
▼5%

Strategic Marketing
▼8%

Grant Management
▼9%

Marketing Communications
▼10%

Customer Service
▼11%

Office Administration
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 16%