A person working as a Program Coordinator in Papua New Guinea typically earns around 2,860 PGK per month. Salaries range from 1,490 PGK (lowest) to 4,370 PGK (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Program Coordinator salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Program Coordinator salaries in Papua New Guinea range from 1,490 PGK per month (minimum salary) to 4,370 PGK per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 2,740 PGK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Program Coordinator(s) are earning less than 2,740 PGK while the other half are earning more than 2,740 PGK. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Program Coordinator(s) are earning less than 1,900 PGK while 75% of them are earning more than 1,900 PGK. Also from the diagram, 75% of Program Coordinator(s) are earning less than 3,410 PGK while 25% are earning more than 3,410 PGK.
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Program Coordinator salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Program Coordinator with less than two years of experience makes approximately 1,690 PGK per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,260 PGK per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 2,940 PGK per month, 30% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Program Coordinator(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 3,560 PGK per month, 21% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 3,890 PGK per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 4,100 PGK per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Program Coordinator salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Program Coordinator is 2,030 PGK per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 2,320 PGK per month, 14% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 3,270 PGK per month, 41% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 3,970 PGK per month, 21% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.
|Certificate or Diploma||+14%|
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Papua New Guinea costs anywhere from 20,500 Kina(s) to 61,600 Kina(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.
Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Program Coordinator employees in Papua New Guinea earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.
Program Coordinator(s) in Papua New Guinea are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 30 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Papua New Guinea for the year 2020. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
A Program Coordinator is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
90% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 10% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The average salary for Program Coordinator is 17% more than that of Administration / Reception / Secretarial. Also, Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries are 41% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Accreditation Specialist||4,530 PGK||+59%|
|Administrative Aide||1,540 PGK||-46%|
|Administrative Analyst||3,090 PGK||+8%|
|Administrative Assistant||2,170 PGK||-24%|
|Administrative Associate||2,050 PGK||-28%|
|Administrative Manager||3,190 PGK||+12%|
|Administrative Receptionist||1,870 PGK||-35%|
|Board Secretary||1,970 PGK||-31%|
|Central Office Operator||2,010 PGK||-30%|
|Commercial Administrator||3,030 PGK||+6%|
|Commissions Processor||2,600 PGK||-9%|
|Conveyancing Secretary||1,880 PGK||-34%|
|Document Controller||1,720 PGK||-40%|
|Document Management Specialist||2,670 PGK||-7%|
|Executive Assistant||2,300 PGK||-19%|
|Executive Personal Assistant||2,520 PGK||-12%|
|Executive Secretary||2,150 PGK||-25%|
|Front Desk Attendant||2,000 PGK||-30%|
|Front Desk Coordinator||2,500 PGK||-12%|
|Front Desk Manager||3,260 PGK||+14%|
|Group Services Manager||5,670 PGK||+99%|
|Head Receptionist||2,340 PGK||-18%|
|Key Account Assistant||2,360 PGK||-17%|
|Keyboard and Data Entry Operator||1,290 PGK||-55%|
|Leasing Administrator||2,620 PGK||-8%|
|Legal Secretary||2,020 PGK||-29%|
|Mailroom Manager||2,350 PGK||-18%|
|Management Support Secretary||2,100 PGK||-26%|
|Master Programme Coordinator||3,880 PGK||+36%|
|Medical Receptionist||2,250 PGK||-21%|
|Meeting and Event Assistant||2,310 PGK||-19%|
|Meeting and Event Manager||4,890 PGK||+71%|
|Night Manager||3,100 PGK||+9%|
|Office Administrator||3,180 PGK||+11%|
|Office Assistant||1,350 PGK||-53%|
|Office Manager||3,540 PGK||+24%|
|Office Services Coordinator||2,650 PGK||-7%|
|Operations Analyst||4,190 PGK||+47%|
|Operations Manager||5,070 PGK||+78%|
|Personal Assistant||2,010 PGK||-30%|
|Planning Assistant||2,290 PGK||-20%|
|Process Expert||3,170 PGK||+11%|
|Program Coordinator||2,860 PGK||+0%|
|Programme Assistant||2,550 PGK||-11%|
|Project Administrator||3,350 PGK||+17%|
|Project Coordinator||4,640 PGK||+62%|
|Reception Team Lead||2,470 PGK||-14%|
|Records Officer||1,700 PGK||-40%|
|Schedule Officer||1,390 PGK||-51%|
|School Secretary||1,890 PGK||-34%|
|Switchboard Operator||1,680 PGK||-41%|
|Technical Program Manager||4,730 PGK||+66%|
|Technical Project Manager||4,750 PGK||+66%|
|Wayleave Officer||1,440 PGK||-50%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Papua New Guinea earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.