$53,602
Avg. Salary
$18.26
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,998

Bonus

$1,214

Profit Sharing

$4,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Program Director, Non-Profit is $18.26 per hour.

The average pay for a Program Director, Non-Profit is $53,602 per year.

$12.60
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$28.09
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MEDIAN $18.26
$35k
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$83k
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MEDIAN $53,602
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$0$83K
Salary $35,129 - $83,403
Bonus $406 - $7,581
Profit Sharing $981 - $7,946
Commission $4,000
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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$33,437 - $82,604
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 4,652
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $12.60 - $28.09
Overtime $12.97 - $39.74
Annual Data $0$82K
Bonus $406 - $7,581
Commission $4,000
Profit Sharing $981 - $7,946
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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$33,437 - $82,604
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 507

Job Description for Program Director, Non-Profit

Non-profit organizations have different aims and goals from profit-driven enterprises, and although both types share common forms of internal structure and use similar methods to generate revenue, the challenges facing the non-profit director of the operation are quite different from those of a corporate or business executive.

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Program Director, Non-Profit Tasks

  • Evaluate program policies to ensure that they meet client needs, are effectively administered, are fairly applied.
  • Assist in preparing program budgets; administer approved amounts, ensuring compliance.
  • Coordinate program planning and development with other company activities.
  • Ensure that record keeping and statistical information is maintained, updated and communicated.
  • Supervise the program managers/coordinators, assisting with staff hiring, coaching and evaluation.

Popular Employer Salaries for Program Director, Non-Profit


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Non-Profit Program Directors include YMCA, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), Big Brothers Big Sisters, and The Salvation Army. The biggest paychecks can be found at Catholic Charities — the median salary there is $44K.

Boys and Girls Clubs of America offers the lowest compensation; the median salary there averages out to only $34K. The pay range is also narrow, ranging between $21K and $47K.

Common Career Paths for Program Director, Non-Profit


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For Non-Profit Program Directors, progressing to a Director of Operations role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Director of Operations can earn $89K annually. Non-Profit Program Directors most often move into positions as Executive Directors or Non-Profit Executive Directors; those groups report median salaries that are $23K higher and $8K higher, respectively.

Program Director, Non-Profit Job Listings

Popular Skills for Program Director, Non-Profit


Non-Profit Program Directors report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Clinical Supervision, Strategic Planning, Project Management, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 15 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Curriculum Planning, Community Outreach / Activism, and Oral / Verbal Communication. The majority of those who know People Management also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Program Director, Non-Profit

Pay by Experience for a Program Director, Non-Profit has a positive trend. An entry-level Program Director, Non-Profit with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 957 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Program Director, Non-Profit 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 1,009 salaries. An experienced Program Director, Non-Profit which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 897 salaries. A Program Director, Non-Profit with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 329 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,905

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

Home to some of the best pay for Non-Profit Program Directors, Washington offers exceptional salaries, 48 percent above the national average. Non-Profit Program Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+32 percent), Los Angeles (+25 percent), Philadelphia (+18 percent), and Seattle (+17 percent). Denver ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 13 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Atlanta and Austin (7 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

Program Director, Non-Profit Reviews

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

Program Director, Non-Profit in Long Island City:
"The management."
Pros: Being able to provide uplifting programs for the children.
Cons: Not sure yet.

Program Director, Non-Profit in Amarillo:
"I love working with the different types of people."
Pros: I love working with volunteers who have a passion for helping others. I enjoy the management of the different volunteers from scheduling their time to the monthly reports showing hours volunteered, occupancy rates and types of payment versus non-payment. I also do all staff scheduling and the record keeping and billing for families with Medicaid to pay for their lodging. I assist with all fundraising activities and track the income and expenses with varied excel spreadsheets. I develop new programs to help the families that we serve from delivering toys to children in the hospital to developing a clothes closet for families in need.
Cons: My least favorite aspect of the job is that our facility is open 365 days of the year, 24 hours a day and all shifts must be covered with a small staff.

Program Director, Non-Profit in Brooklyn:
"The time that is required to effectively meet criteria."
Time management and delegation.

Program Director, Non-Profit in Springfield:
"High stress, lots of multi-tasking, frequent travel."
Pros: That the work benefits people in impoverished communities. I enjoy seeing that first hand.
Cons: The structure in our office. Lots of disorganization, laziness, and entitlement. A lot of extra work gets dumped on me because I have shown I will fill in holes and am capable, but there's only so much I can do or should have to do when others are under-performing. I end up doing others' jobs on top of my own and when I address this issue, I am met with hostility. I'm at the point where I am only doing this job because of what we do and how we benefit others. The office environment is virtually unlivable and causing health problems as I am stretched.

Program Director, Non-Profit in Scottsdale:
"Numbers of Hours needed to work."
Stay focused and do the right thing. Plan on long hours. Work hard on creating a cohesive team. Eliminate waste in all areas. Develop staff and if you cant improve non performers cut your loses.

Program Director, Non-Profit in Portland:
"I Took The Position, Then Had To Absorb Two Other Admin Role."
Make sure you have all expectations in writing. It is especially important to update information if things change. Within a year of accepting the Program Director position, I also had to absorb two other top administrative positions when those people left. I was offered and received no added compensation despite the huge work load because of the financial downturn. Three years later, a requested raise was met with anger and hostility. There was no acknowledgement that my role had changed substantially and that the organization was paying less for overall administration than when I took the job. Instead, I was questioned about my efficiency and decision-making skills. I got the raise, but not without a fight and only when it became clear that both I and the other director would leave if I didn't. I realized that my sacrifice and loyalty in a time of crisis were not clearly understood or appreciated.

Program Director, Non-Profit in Becket:
"Mission Based Work."
Pros: The work is interesting and mission driven. I feel like I work for a good cause. I have a lot of autonomy over my department. I work with amazing people. I get to travel internationally for my job and meet interesting people all over the world.
Cons: The amount of office time. The cost of our programs limit many people from participating. I can't imagine how I could have children and do this job.

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Key Stats for Program Director, Non-Profit

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 929 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Program Director, Non-Profit Salaries

▲22%

▲12%

National Average
$52,000

▼1%

▼16%

Skills That Affect Program Director, Non-Profit Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 929 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 21%