How much does a Program Assistant make?

Updated Nov 29, 2023

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Total Pay Range
$43K - $63K/yr
Base Pay
$41K - $59K/yr
Additional Pay
$2K - $4K/yr

$52K

/yr
$43K$63K
Most Likely Range

The estimated total pay for a Program Assistant is $51,771 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $49,076 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $2,695 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

How accurate is this most likely Total Pay range (base + additional) of $43K-$63K/yr?

Total Pay Trajectory

For Assistant Program Manager

$66,550 /yr
Assistant Program Manager
$196,905 /yr
Senior Program Manager
$175,392 /yr
Program Manager IV
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What is the total pay trajectory for Assistant Program Manager?

Job TitleSalary
Assistant Program Manager$66,550 /yr
Senior Program Manager$196,905 /yr
Program Manager IV$175,392 /yr

Top Paying Companies

For a Program Assistant in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Program Assistant in United States. Employers include Amentum, US Department of Defense and PAE.

1
Amentum
Amentum
$69,919/yr
4K open jobs
3
PAE
$61,849/yr
9
HUD
$55,663/yr
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Top Paying Companies

For Program Assistant in United States

1Amentum$69,919
2US Department of Defense$65,313
3PAE$61,849
4United Nations$60,353
5U.S. Department of State$60,087
6CAMRIS$59,542
7Envision Pharma$57,811
8U.S. Department of Transportation$56,342
9HUD$55,663
10US Department of the Interior$55,651
Total Pay Trajectory

For Assistant Program Manager

$66,550 /yr
Assistant Program Manager
$196,905 /yr
Senior Program Manager
$175,392 /yr
Program Manager IV
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What is the total pay trajectory for Assistant Program Manager?

Job TitleSalary
Assistant Program Manager$66,550 /yr
Senior Program Manager$196,905 /yr
Program Manager IV$175,392 /yr

What are total pay estimates for a Program Assistant at different companies?

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Northwestern University
4.1
Program AssistantSee 151 salaries from all locations

$23

 / hr
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
3.9
Program AssistantSee 108 salaries from all locations

$24

 / hr
NRDC
3.6
Program AssistantSee 68 salaries from all locations

$47,222

 / yr
The Ohio State University
4.2
Program AssistantSee 67 salaries from all locations

$20

 / hr
University of San Francisco
4.4
Program AssistantSee 67 salaries from all locations

$51,940

 / yr
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
3.7
Program AssistantSee 66 salaries from all locations

$20

 / hr
University of Michigan
4.3
Program AssistantSee 56 salaries from all locations

$23

 / hr

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University of Florida
4.2
Program AssistantSee 53 salaries from all locations

$20

 / hr
University of Washington
4.2
Program AssistantSee 47 salaries from all locations

$50,112

 / yr
US Agency for International Development
4
Program AssistantSee 46 salaries from all locations

$53,166

 / yr
National Endowment for Democracy
3.5
Program AssistantSee 46 salaries from all locations

$46,717

 / yr
The World Bank
4.1
Program AssistantSee 45 salaries from all locations

$54,493

 / yr
PATH
4.1
Program AssistantSee 42 salaries from all locations

$45,546

 / yr
Columbia University
4.1
Program AssistantSee 41 salaries from all locations

$25

 / hr
University of Southern California
4.3
Program AssistantSee 39 salaries from all locations

$25

 / hr
National Democratic Institute
3.8
Program AssistantSee 38 salaries from all locations

$45,781

 / yr
Atlantic Council of the United States
3.9
Program AssistantSee 37 salaries from all locations

$45,133

 / yr
Social Science Research Council
3.4
Program AssistantSee 36 salaries from all locations

$50,560

 / yr
Macfadden
3.6
Program AssistantSee 35 salaries from all locations

$44,703

 / yr
Marine Corps Community Services
3.6
Program AssistantSee 34 salaries from all locations

$21

 / hr
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Program Assistant Salaries

Job TitleSalary
Northwestern University Program Assistant salaries - 151 salaries reported$23/hr
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Program Assistant salaries - 108 salaries reported$24/hr
NRDC Program Assistant salaries - 68 salaries reported$47,222/yr
The Ohio State University Program Assistant salaries - 67 salaries reported$20/hr
University of San Francisco Program Assistant salaries - 67 salaries reported$51,940/yr
Boys & Girls Clubs of America Program Assistant salaries - 66 salaries reported$20/hr
University of Michigan Program Assistant salaries - 56 salaries reported$23/hr
University of Florida Program Assistant salaries - 53 salaries reported$20/hr
University of Washington Program Assistant salaries - 47 salaries reported$50,112/yr
US Agency for International Development Program Assistant salaries - 46 salaries reported$53,166/yr
National Endowment for Democracy Program Assistant salaries - 46 salaries reported$46,717/yr
The World Bank Program Assistant salaries - 45 salaries reported$54,493/yr
PATH Program Assistant salaries - 42 salaries reported$45,546/yr
Columbia University Program Assistant salaries - 41 salaries reported$25/hr
University of Southern California Program Assistant salaries - 39 salaries reported$25/hr
National Democratic Institute Program Assistant salaries - 38 salaries reported$45,781/yr
Atlantic Council of the United States Program Assistant salaries - 37 salaries reported$45,133/yr
Social Science Research Council Program Assistant salaries - 36 salaries reported$50,560/yr
Macfadden Program Assistant salaries - 35 salaries reported$44,703/yr
Marine Corps Community Services Program Assistant salaries - 34 salaries reported$21/hr
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Top Paying Industries

For a Program Assistant in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Program Assistant in United States are Aerospace & Defense with a median total pay of $65,313, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $53,581, Financial Services with a median total pay of $52,100, Government & Public Administration with a median total pay of $51,245, and Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $50,969.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Aerospace & DefenseAerospace & Defense$65,313

    31% Higher than other industries

  • Pharmaceutical & BiotechnologyPharmaceutical & Biotechnology$53,581

    16% Higher than other industries

  • Financial ServicesFinancial Services$52,100

    14% Higher than other industries

  • Government & Public AdministrationGovernment & Public Administration$51,245

    12% Higher than other industries

  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$50,969

    12% Higher than other industries

Aerospace & Defense

Top paying companies in Aerospace & Defense for Program Assistant are Amentum, US Department of Defense, and PAE.

AmentumAmentum$69,919/yr
PAEPAE$61,849/yr

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Program Assistant pay FAQ

The average salary for a Program Assistant is $51,771 per year in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 7671 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Program Assistant employees in United States.

The highest salary for a Program Assistant in United States is $62,743 per year.

The lowest salary for a Program Assistant in United States is $42,864 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Program Assistant or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Program Assistant.

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