A person working as a Program Coordinator in Sri Lanka typically earns around 66,900 LKR per month. Salaries range from 34,800 LKR (lowest) to 102,000 LKR (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 Sri Lanka range from 34,800 LKR per month (minimum salary) to 102,000 LKR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 64,200 LKR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Program Coordinator(s) are earning less than 64,200 LKR while the other half are earning more than 64,200 LKR. 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 44,600 LKR while 75% of them are earning more than 44,600 LKR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Program Coordinator(s) are earning less than 80,000 LKR while 25% are earning more than 80,000 LKR.
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 39,500 LKR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 53,000 LKR 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 68,900 LKR 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 83,400 LKR 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 91,200 LKR 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 95,900 LKR 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 47,600 LKR per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 54,400 LKR per month, 14% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 76,700 LKR 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 92,900 LKR 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 Sri Lanka costs anywhere from 449,000 Sri Lanka Rupee(s) to 1,350,000 Sri Lanka Rupee(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 Sri Lanka earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.
Program Coordinator(s) in Sri Lanka are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 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 Sri Lanka 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.
74% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 26% 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 26% 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||104,000 LKR||+55%|
|Administrative Aide||36,800 LKR||-45%|
|Administrative Analyst||69,300 LKR||+4%|
|Administrative Assistant||49,100 LKR||-27%|
|Administrative Associate||47,600 LKR||-29%|
|Administrative Manager||74,600 LKR||+12%|
|Administrative Receptionist||45,800 LKR||-32%|
|Board Secretary||45,200 LKR||-32%|
|Central Office Operator||47,500 LKR||-29%|
|Commercial Administrator||70,200 LKR||+5%|
|Commissions Processor||56,800 LKR||-15%|
|Conveyancing Secretary||43,100 LKR||-36%|
|Document Controller||38,900 LKR||-42%|
|Document Management Specialist||61,800 LKR||-8%|
|Executive Assistant||54,800 LKR||-18%|
|Executive Personal Assistant||62,200 LKR||-7%|
|Executive Secretary||49,500 LKR||-26%|
|Front Desk Attendant||47,600 LKR||-29%|
|Front Desk Coordinator||57,500 LKR||-14%|
|Front Desk Manager||73,600 LKR||+10%|
|Group Services Manager||129,000 LKR||+93%|
|Head Receptionist||54,300 LKR||-19%|
|Key Account Assistant||56,200 LKR||-16%|
|Keyboard and Data Entry Operator||31,800 LKR||-52%|
|Leasing Administrator||59,600 LKR||-11%|
|Legal Secretary||48,300 LKR||-28%|
|Mailroom Manager||54,500 LKR||-19%|
|Management Support Secretary||47,100 LKR||-30%|
|Master Programme Coordinator||89,400 LKR||+34%|
|Medical Receptionist||51,700 LKR||-23%|
|Meeting and Event Assistant||55,400 LKR||-17%|
|Meeting and Event Manager||122,000 LKR||+82%|
|Night Manager||70,100 LKR||+5%|
|Office Administrator||75,700 LKR||+13%|
|Office Assistant||33,300 LKR||-50%|
|Office Manager||77,500 LKR||+16%|
|Office Services Coordinator||65,900 LKR||-1%|
|Operations Analyst||97,400 LKR||+46%|
|Operations Manager||118,000 LKR||+76%|
|Personal Assistant||45,600 LKR||-32%|
|Planning Assistant||53,900 LKR||-19%|
|Process Expert||69,900 LKR||+4%|
|Program Coordinator||66,900 LKR||+0%|
|Programme Assistant||60,600 LKR||-9%|
|Project Administrator||76,000 LKR||+14%|
|Project Coordinator||104,000 LKR||+55%|
|Reception Team Lead||58,600 LKR||-12%|
|Records Officer||40,400 LKR||-40%|
|Schedule Officer||33,200 LKR||-50%|
|School Secretary||46,900 LKR||-30%|
|Switchboard Operator||39,000 LKR||-42%|
|Technical Program Manager||112,000 LKR||+67%|
|Technical Project Manager||117,000 LKR||+75%|
|Wayleave Officer||31,800 LKR||-52%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Sri Lanka earn 8% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.