Program Assistant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$31,000
$24,000
Min 10%
$31,000
Median 50%
$40,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Google
Highest Paying City
Washington, DC
Highest Paying State
Maine
Average Experience Level
2.1 years
How much does a program assistant make?
The national average salary for a Program Assistant in the U.S. is $31,194 annually or $15.0 hourly. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $40,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $24,000 per year. The most abundant employment opportunities for Program Assistants are in Health Care companies and Education companies. The best states for high paying Program Assistant jobs are Maine, North Dakota, Washington, Colorado, and California. Most Program Assistants spend 2.1 years in the position.

Average Program Assistant Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Program Assistant in the United States is $31,194 per year or $15.0 per hour. Washington, DC reports the highest annual salary for Program Assistants at 40,473. The Washington, DC average entry-level salary for Program Assistants is $29,000. The top 5 states with the highest reported Program Assistant salaries are Maine, North Dakota, Washington, Colorado, and California. The lowest earning states are Louisiana, Georgia, Arkansas, Utah, and Mississippi.

Map of Program Assistant Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Program Assistants earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Program Assistant Salary By Company

Program Assistants report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Program Assistants are in Health Care companies and Education companies. Google and Eaton are the best paying companies for Program Assistants. Companies like Kaiser Permanente and Eastern Kentucky University also report very competitive wages for Program Assistants.

Average Program Assistant Pay By Industry

Program Assistant salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our data shows that Health Care companies, Government companies, and Education companies tend to have the highest salaries for Program Assistants. Health Care companies pay Program Assistants an average salary of $32,038, Government companies pay $31,788, and Education companys come in at $31,531. The average salary for Program Assistants in the Non Profits industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $30,087.
Industry
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care
$32,038
$32k
Government
Government
$31,788
$32k
Education
Education
$31,531
$32k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$30,087
$30k

Program Assistant Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Program Assistant Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Program Assistant can range from $24,932 to $34,744 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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