Program Evaluator Salary
Program Evaluators in the United States take home approximately $55K per year on average. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Program Evaluators making up 76 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$39,321 - $84,073|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $2,073|
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|$35,318 - $83,433|
|Hourly Rate||$14.18 - $39.62|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $2,073|
|Total Pay (||$35,318 - $83,433|
Job Description for Program Evaluator
Program evaluators are often employed by companies who are looking to have their business as a whole (or a certain sector of their business) examined in terms of efficiency and usefulness. Program evaluators also may be employed before a company launches a program to assess if it will be profitable. People interested in this position can find job opportunities in the public and private sectors, including both for-profit and non-profit organizations.Read More...
The ability to collect, analyze, and disseminate data is crucial for program evaluator positions. Program evaluators must have strong interpersonal skills as they often are responsible for interviewing others, leading focus groups, and issuing questionnaires. The ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines is a must. Program evaluators are sometimes required to travel to assess employees at different locations, and these employees are expected to be detail-oriented and able to put together comprehensive reports to present to stakeholders, boards, CEOs, or other management.
This job is typically a full-time, contracted, temporary position. Since many companies require specialization, a bachelor's degree in a related field and relevant work experience is often required. Potential employers often require a background check and drug screening. For government positions, applicants should possess specified security clearances. If travel is required, applicants must possess a driver's license and their own method of transportation. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Program Evaluator Tasks
- Interpret findings and suggest program changes.
- Collect, examine, and translate program data.
- Facilitate communication of data between the organization and the public.
- Perform program evaluation and quality assessment.
- Propose improvements to data collection methods.
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Pay by Experience Level for Program Evaluator
Pay by Experience for a Program Evaluator has a positive trend. An entry-level Program Evaluator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 95 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Program Evaluator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Program Evaluator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 38 salaries. A Program Evaluator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 9 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
For Program Evaluators, working in the bustling city of Washington has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Program Evaluators will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+22 percent) and New York (+22 percent). Compared to the national average, Phoenix Program Evaluators have considerably lower salaries, 48 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Chicago and Los Angeles are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 12 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively.
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