Program Director Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$62,000
$34,000
Min 10%
$62,000
Median 50%
$113,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
White & Case
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
3.3 years
How much does a program director make?
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.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Director
$143,032

Average Program Director Salary By Location

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.

Map of Program Director Salaries

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

Average Salary:

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.
Company
Average Salary
$192,300
$192k
$191,204
$191k
$186,034
$186k
$172,503
$173k

Average Program Director Pay By Industry

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.
Industry
Average Salary
Hospitality
Hospitality
$81,630
$82k
Technology
Technology
$67,830
$68k
Health Care
Health Care
$66,868
$67k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$55,914
$56k
Retail
Retail
$55,914
$56k
Education
Education
$49,117
$49k

Program Director Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Program Director Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Program Director (20200)
04/29/2020
$55,000
Central Carolina Community College
Blet Program Director (
04/22/2020
$56,509
Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA
Sulphur Springs Program Director, K-3Rd Grade
04/15/2020
$39,000
Spectrum Health Systems, Inc.
Program Director
04/11/2020
$57,000
State of South Dakota
Cancer Program Director (Health Program Specialist II)
04/09/2020
$53,260
Office of The Secretary of The Interior
Program Director
04/08/2020
$131,239
Mental Health Program Director
04/03/2020
$48,303
Correctional Programs Director I
03/29/2020
$36,677
Facility Chaplaincy Program Director
03/27/2020
$57,441
Research Foundation Cuny
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03/27/2020
$58,000
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