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Non-Profit Organizational Management

374 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
1,937 Master's Degrees Annually
#55 in Popularity
$71,670 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Non-Profit Organizational Management Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many non-profit/public/organizational management graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 1,937
Graduate Certificate 593
Bachelor’s Degree 374
Basic Certificate 127
Undergraduate Certificate 28
Doctor’s Degree 9
Associate’s Degree 3

What Non-Profit Organizational Management Majors Need to Know

In an O*NET survey, non-profit/public/organizational management majors were asked to rate what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important in their occupations. These answers were weighted on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the most important.

Knowledge Areas for Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management Majors

Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management majors often go into careers in which the following knowledge areas are important:

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  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

Skills for Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management Majors

The following list of skills has been highlighted as some of the most essential for careers related to non-profit/public/organizational management:

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  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Abilities for Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management Majors

A major in non-profit/public/organizational management will prepare for your careers in which the following abilities are important:

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  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

What Can You Do With a Non-Profit Organizational Management Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with non-profit/public/organizational management:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Compliance Managers 8.0% $107,480
Investment Fund Managers 8.0% $107,480
Loss Prevention Managers 8.0% $107,480
Regulatory Affairs Managers 8.0% $107,480
Security Managers 8.0% $107,480
Social and Community Service Managers 18.0% $65,320
Supply Chain Managers 8.0% $107,480

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Non-Profit Organizational Management?

374 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
70% Percent Women
42% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This major is dominated by women with about 70% of recent graduates being female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of non-profit/public/organizational management majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 9
Black or African American 103
Hispanic or Latino 32
White 190
International Students 9
Other Races/Ethnicities 31

Geographic Diversity

Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management appeals to people across the globe. About 2.4% of those with this major are international students.

How Much Do Non-Profit Organizational Management Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management majors often go into careers where salaries can range from $71,670 to $115,590 (25th to 75th percentile). This range includes all degree levels, so you may expect those with a more advanced degree to make more while those with less advanced degrees will typically make less.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

Median Salary for a Non-Profit Organizational Management Major  ( 71670 to 115590 )
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Some degrees associated with non-profit/public/organizational management may require an advanced degree, while others may not even require a bachelor’s in the field. Whatever the case may be, pursuing more education usually means that more career options will be available to you.

How much schooling do you really need to compete in today’s job market? People currently working in careers related to non-profit/public/organizational management have obtained the following education levels.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
High School Diploma - or the equivalent (for example, GED) 4.3%
Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in agriculture or natural resources, computer services, personal or culinary services, engineering technologies, healthcare, construction trades, mechanic and repair technologies, or precision production) 2.8%
Some College Courses 1.7%
Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree) 6.3%
Bachelor’s Degree 57.7%
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate - awarded for completion of an organized program of study; designed for people who have completed a Baccalaureate degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees carrying the title of Master. 1.8%
Master’s Degree 22.1%
Post-Master’s Certificate - awarded for completion of an organized program of study; designed for people who have completed a Master’s degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees at the doctoral level. 2.8%
First Professional Degree - awarded for completion of a program that: requires at least 2 years of college work before entrance into the program, includes a total of at least 6 academic years of work to complete, and provides all remaining academic requirements to begin practice in a profession. 0.9%

Online Non-Profit Organizational Management Programs

In the 2018-2019 academic year, 241 schools offered some type of non-profit/public/organizational management program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 27 3
Certificate (1-2 years) 10 3
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 3 2
Bachelor’s Degree 73 25
Post-Baccalaureate 27 3
Master’s Degree 114 42
Post-Master’s 9 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 1 1
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Non-Profit Organizational Management Worth It?

The median salary for a non-profit/public/organizational management grad is $71,670 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 80% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $635,400 after 20 years!

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to non-profit/public/organizational management.

Major Number of Grads
General Business Administration and Management 350,924
Interior Design Management 16,189
Organizational Leadership 12,591
Supply Chain Management 9,732
Operations Management 5,802
Office Administration 5,025
Project Management 3,344
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management 1,294
Retail Management 833
Transportation/Mobility Management 731
E-Commerce 233
Research and Development Management 194
Customer Service Management 184

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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