dcsimg

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.
Schools
Refine School Matches
Hide filters
  • SUBJECT Clear All

    See More

  • DEGREE

    See More

  • PROGRAM TYPE

  • START TIME

    LOCATION
    Please enter valid US or Canada Zip.
            Results open in new window

            Showing schools in your area

            Matching School Ads
            Master of Public Administration - Public & Nonprofit Management
            • Liberty University provides a worldclass education from a christ-centered worldview
            • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels
            • No standardized testing if student meets admission requirements
            • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
            • 95% of Liberty University students receive some form of financial aid
            Show more [+]
            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            MA/Organizational Management
            • Online degrees offered include BA in Accounting, BA in Business Administration, MBA, and more.
            • Business students may be eligible for scholarships such as the Entrepreneurship Scholarship.
            • Courses help students develop knowledge of marketing, accounting, economic principles, and financial management.
            • Business Administration students can specialize in areas such as Entrepreneurship, Finance, and Project Management.
            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            MS Organizational Leadership - Public Administration
            • Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university.
            • As a regionally accredited, private, online and graduate-focused university, NCU offers doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business, technology management, education, and psychology, as well as doctoral and master’s degrees in marriage and family therapy.
            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            Master of Public Administration and Policy

            At American University, our smart, passionate and engaged students and faculty focus their knowledge to create meaningful change. Our strengths in international service and public affairs inspire our sense of social responsibility and a dedication to cultural and intellectual diversity. We’re defined by our global perspective, practical idealism and a dedication to public service.

             

            American University is a private, college-centered research university located in the nation’s capital. It was chartered by the United States Congress in 1893 to build public service, and is now home to a prestigious faculty, guest speakers and visiting world leaders who are influential practitioners and prominent thought leaders.

            • Online Courses
            MBA - General

            The Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland is recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s Best Business Schools. Students who complete their master’s degree online become part of a network of over 60,000 Smith School alumni, including more than 8,500 MBA graduates, making them part of a powerful network of business connections.

             

            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            MBA
            • Ranked among the Best National Universities in 2018 by U.S. News & World Report.
            • Designated as a 2018 Military Friendly School by U.S. News & World Report.
            • Houses one of the largest library systems in the Pacific Northwest, with 3 libraries on the Pullman campus and a library at each regional campus.
            • Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).
            • Has 5 Washington campuses in Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett.
            Show more [+]
            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            MBA - Data Analytics

            Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution located in upstate central New York.  The College offers regionally accredited online certificates, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in healthcare, cybersecurity, financial crime, nursing, physical therapy, business, criminal justice, and data science.  All courses are taught by credentialed, highly experienced faculty with significant and ongoing accomplishments in their respective fields.

            • Online Courses
            Master Design Thinking
            • Join UC Berkeley Executive Education’s Blockchain online program to explore the possibilities.
            • Blockchain is the underlying technology that makes crypto currencies like Bitcoin and Ripple possible
            • Learn block chain with UC Berkeley Executive Education online.
            • Online Courses