Business Management and Operations
What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Coordinates ongoing program activity, or a group of related projects, for a company or organization, usually performing administrative or human resources tasks.
There were 397 Program Coordinator job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 14761 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Program Manager industry, which includes the Program Coordinator career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Program Coordinator jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $49,579.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $46,299.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Program Coordinator postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $38,895.
Education and Experience
Posted Program Coordinator jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.
Posted Program Coordinator jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.
|Years of Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||47%|
|3 to 5 years||45%|
|6 to 8 years||6%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Program Coordinator positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Communication Skills (47%)
- Planning (35%)
- Organizational Skills (32%)
- Microsoft Office (29%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (26%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Scheduling (34%)
- Budgeting (32%)
- Staff Management (19%)
- Program Management (7%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Project Management (18%)
- Administrative Support (14%)
- Vaccination (13%)
- Customer Service (12%)
- Social Media (10%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Event Planning (6%)
- Program Development (5%)
- Developmental Disabilities (5%)
- Mental Health (5%)
- Newsletters (5%)
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Program Coordinator skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Program Administrator
- Program Lead
- Senior Program Coordinator
- Program Coordinator III
If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.
- Director of Program Management
- Grants Manager / Administrator
- Program Coordinator, Higher Education
- Program Director, Higher Education
- Program Manager (General)
- Project Manager (General)
Here are the employers that have posted the most Program Coordinator jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- The Mentor Network (200)
- Anthem Blue Cross (182)
- Nyu (111)
- State of Minnesota (95)
- Elevance Health (90)
- University of North Carolina (20)
- Guilford County Schools (16)
- Toshiba Corporation (10)
- Duke University (7)
- Sanford School Of Public Policy (6)
NC State Programs Relevant to this Career
If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!
- Agricultural and Extension Education Master's Degrees
- Agricultural and Extension Education Graduate Certificates
- Business Essentials Undergraduate Certificates
- Leadership and Volunteer Management Graduate Certificates
- Leadership in Agriculture and Human Sciences Graduate Certificates
- Training and Development Master's Degrees
All wages, job posting statistics, employment trend projections, and information about skill desirability on this page represents historical data and does not guarantee future conditions. Data is provided by and downloaded regularly from EMSI Burning Glass (now Lightcast). For more information about how they gather data and what it represents, see Emsi Burning Glass Data Basic Overview.