Program Officer, Foundation Salary

The average Foundation Program Officer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $59K annually. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Foundation Program Officers making up 74 percent. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,556 - $101,288
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$41K
$59K
$100K
MEDIAN: $59,122
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$13.50 - $40.50
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$14
$28
$40
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,556 - $101,288  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,581  
Profit Sharing
$361.16  
Total Pay (?
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$40,598 - $102,428  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 692
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.50 - $40.50  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$34.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,581  
   
Profit Sharing
$361.16  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$40,598 - $102,428  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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Job Description for Program Officer, Foundation

Program officers for foundations are responsible for all aspects of the evaluation and distribution of their foundation's grants. Foundations are involved in many financial activities, such as scholarship and grant funding; program officers are heavily involved in these activities, evaluating scholarship applications and/or grant proposals.

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Program Officer, Foundation Tasks

  • Follow up and assess funded initiatives.
  • Support program research and overall grant administration for a non-profit foundation.
  • Market and manage outreach efforts for special programs.
  • Manage grant-related correspondence and records.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Program Officer, Foundation


Open Society Institute pays significantly less than other places with a median salary of $68K, 80 percent less than the top paying company.

Popular Skills for Program Officer, Foundation


Foundation Program Officers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Grant Management, Project Management, Budget Management, and Research Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Marketing Communications and Oral / Verbal Communication, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. For most people, competency in Grant Management indicates knowledge of Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Program Officer, Foundation

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Foundation Program Officers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $52K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $62K. Foundation Program Officers see a median salary of $81K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $95K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,222

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Foundation Program Officers that is 111 percent greater than the national average, Palo Alto offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Foundation Program Officers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+52 percent), Denver (+20 percent), Los Angeles (+10 percent), and Boston (+10 percent). The lowest-paying market is Chicago, which sits 24 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers pay around 13 percent less in Philadelphia and 8 percent less in Washington, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Program Officer, Foundation Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Program Officer, Foundation Salaries

Grant Management
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Project Management
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Research Analysis
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Budget Management
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National Average
$59,000

Program Management
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Marketing Communications
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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