The national average salary for a Program Director in the U.S. is $62,770 annually or $30.18 hourly.While the top 10 percent make over $113,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $34,000.Health Care companies and Education companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field.The best states for high paying Program Director jobs are California, New York, Oklahoma, Maryland, and Georgia.Most Program Directors spend 3.3 years in the position.
The national average salary for a Program Director in the United States is $62,770 per year or $30.18 per hour.Program Directors make the most in San Francisco, CA at about $91,887 per year.Even an entry-level Program Director makes $48,000 per year in San Francisco, CA.Some of the states with the best Program Director salaries are California, New York, Oklahoma, Maryland, Georgia, North Dakota, and New Jersey.The lowest earning states are Nebraska, South Carolina, Louisiana, Montana, and South Dakota.
The darker areas on the map show where Program Directors earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.
Average Program Director Salary By Company
Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Program Director makes.Health Care companies and Education companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities.White & Case and Microsoft are the highest paying companies.Also, companies like Apple and IBM pay their Program Directors very well.
Wages for Program Directors can differ based on the industry they work in.By looking at our data, we can see that Hospitality companies, Technology companies, and Health Care companies pay their Program Directors well.Hospitality companies pay their Program Directors the highest wages, averaging $81,630 per year. Technology companies and Health Care companies pay well too, at $67,830 and $66,868, respectively.The types of companies that pay Program Directors the least are in the Education industry, where the average annual salary is $49,117.
Program Director Salary History
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