How much does a Program Assistant make?

Updated Jun 17, 2021

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$41,835 /yr
Average Base Pay

3,387 salaries

$30K

Low

$42K

Average

$59K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a Program Assistant is $41,835 in United States. Filter by location to see Program Assistant salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 3,387 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Program Assistant employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Assistant Program Manager$56,860 /yr
L3
Senior Program Manager$139,536 /yr
L4
Program Manager IV$145,534 /yr
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Northwestern University
4.3

Northwestern University

Program Assistant - Hourly

$21

 /hr
Range: $13 - $37
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$13

$37

$13 - $37 Range

Boys & Girls Clubs of America
3.9

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Program Assistant - Hourly

$11

 /hr
Range: $8 - $17

$8

$17

$8 - $17 Range

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
4.3

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Program Assistant - Hourly

$31

 /hr
Range: $23 - $95

$23

$95

$23 - $95 Range

PATH
4.2

PATH

Program Assistant

$49,809

 /yr
Range: $37K - $93K

$37K

$93K

$37,286 - $93,231 Range

NRDC
4.2

NRDC

Program Assistant

$50,000

 /yr
Range: $44K - $63K

$44K

$63K

$44,278 - $63,023 Range

The Ohio State University
4.2

The Ohio State University

Program Assistant

$38,409

 /yr
Range: $29K - $98K

$29K

$98K

$28,968 - $98,233 Range

National Democratic Institute
3.4

National Democratic Institute

Program Assistant

$42,985

 /yr
Range: $37K - $115K

$37K

$115K

$37,397 - $115,308 Range

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University of San Francisco
4.2

University of San Francisco

Program Assistant

$56,693

 /yr
Range: $48K - $68K

$48K

$68K

$47,667 - $67,752 Range

University of Washington
4.3

University of Washington

Program Assistant

$41,090

 /yr
Range: $33K - $130K

$33K

$130K

$32,690 - $130,352 Range

FHI 360
4

FHI 360

Program Assistant

$42,874

 /yr
Range: $39K - $49K

$39K

$49K

$39,490 - $48,621 Range

Social Science Research Council
3.3

Social Science Research Council

Program Assistant

$42,731

 /yr
Range: $33K - $58K

$33K

$58K

$32,975 - $57,814 Range

U.S. Department of Transportation
4.1

U.S. Department of Transportation

Program Assistant

$62,356

 /yr
Range: $47K - $120K

$47K

$120K

$46,764 - $120,440 Range

University of Florida
4.4

University of Florida

Program Assistant

$42,108

 /yr
Range: $29K - $54K

$29K

$54K

$29,170 - $53,579 Range

NSF
4.4

NSF

Program Assistant

$59,496

 /yr
Range: $40K - $193K

$40K

$193K

$39,538 - $192,923 Range

Harvard University
4.3

Harvard University

Program Assistant

$65,534

 /yr
Range: $47K - $126K

$47K

$126K

$47,387 - $126,434 Range

U.S. Department of Agriculture
4

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Program Assistant

$61,130

 /yr
Range: $36K - $139K

$36K

$139K

$35,851 - $139,231 Range

American Councils for International Education
4.5

American Councils for International Education

Program Assistant

$45,517

 /yr
Range: $41K - $53K

$41K

$53K

$41,051 - $52,639 Range

Seneca Family of Agencies
3.9

Seneca Family of Agencies

Program Assistant

$85,887

 /yr
Range: $37K - $174K

$37K

$174K

$36,903 - $174,418 Range

State of Colorado
3.6

State of Colorado

Program Assistant

$55,507

 /yr
Range: $49K - $97K

$49K

$97K

$48,746 - $97,031 Range

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
4.2

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Program Assistant

$48,516

 /yr
Range: $43K - $126K

$43K

$126K

$42,731 - $125,732 Range

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Recent Salary Reports

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$15
hourly
A Programming Assistant in the Barnstable Town, MA Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Barnstable Town, MA Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$32
hourly
A Program Assistant in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $32 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$25
hourly
A Program Assistant in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $25 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Hospital
$35,000
per year
A Program Assistant in the Columbus, OH Area area reported making $35,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Columbus, OH Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$42,740
per year
A Program Assistant in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $42,740 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$52,000
per year
A Program Assistant in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $52,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$34,000
per year
A Program Assistant in the Trenton, NJ Area area reported making $34,000 per year
Job Highlights
Trenton, NJ Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$55,000
per year
A Program Assistant in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $55,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization