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Masters in Public Administration Salaries

Master of Public Administration Salaries

Typically professionals who enter public service work their way up the seniority ladder and enjoy salary increases along the way. Pinpointing a salary range for a particular job title can be a challenge because of variations in salary and because smaller jurisdictions tend to have lower salary ranges. It is also true, however, that large cities and counties and state administrative organizations are bound by salary formulae that may or may not be current and therefore may lag behind the market rate for many public administrative positions. Our selection of jobs and salaries is meant to provide some examples and not definitive information for the opportunities in your region or city. Our figures are taken from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics or the salary tables found at Payscale.com.

  1. Health Services Managers can be a job title in the private sector or in the public health sector. Within public health structures there are often administrative positions for departmental oversight that have little to do with actual service delivery. The annual mean wage for managers of outpatient care centers is $84,980. In Maine that figure is $81,390. In New York it is $105,650, and in Oklahoma it is $66,600.
  2. Human Resources Director is another name for the civil service manager in jurisdictions that still maintain a strict civil service structure. There are some MPA programs that offer a HR area of concentration. Large civil service organizations have chief administrators with six figure salaries. Those that work at middle to mid-upper levels of administration work as divisional directors. The salary range for this job title in the public sector is $52,460 - $87,559, according to Payscale.com. The median salary is $65,200.
  3. Public Works Director is another mid-management position that is administrative rather than technical in nature. Some public works management positions require training in engineering, but many are for personnel and equipment oversight rather than technical training. The salary range for this position is $50,242 - $82,349. The median salary is $66,560.
  4. Non-profit Organization Administrator is included in this list of job classifications because many people who graduate with MPA degrees go into non-profit management and because there are thousands of non-profit organizations and agencies that contract with governmental agencies to provide services. The salary range for this position is $52,796 - $80,222, with a median salary of $66,700.
  5. FEMA Program Manager is a position that requires a mix of public administration and emergency services skills. It's a mix that is not easily found, and those who qualify for these positions are well compensated. According to Payscale.com the median salary for this position is $104,000.
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