Program Officer, Foundation Salary

Foundation Program Officers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $62K per year. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by the company and experience level. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. For the most part, Foundation Program Officers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$45,051 - $103,357
$45K
$62K
$100K
MEDIAN: $62,137
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$12.26 - $63.62
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$64
MEDIAN: $24.58
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,051 - $103,357  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,946  
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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$44,785 - $106,115  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 364
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $63.62  
   
Overtime
$26.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,946  
   
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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$44,785 - $106,115  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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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

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

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Popular Skills for Program Officer, Foundation


Survey results suggest that Foundation Program Officers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Grant Management, Research Analysis, Project Management, and Program Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Marketing Communications as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Oral / Verbal Communication and Budget Management also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Grant Management are similarly competent in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Program Officer, Foundation

Pay by Experience for a Program Officer, Foundation has a positive trend. An entry-level Program Officer, Foundation with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 217 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Program Officer, Foundation with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 155 salaries. An experienced Program Officer, Foundation which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 83 salaries. A Program Officer, Foundation with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 19 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,266

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

With a pay rate for Foundation Program Officers that is 101 percent greater than the national average, Palo Alto offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Foundation Program Officers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+32 percent), San Francisco (+25 percent), Los Angeles (+15 percent), and Denver (+10 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Chicago Foundation Program Officers earning much less — 28 percent less — than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Philadelphia (19 percent less) and Portland (10 percent less).

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Key Stats for Program Officer, Foundation

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Program Officer, Foundation Salaries

▲58%

▲31%

▲7%

National Average
$62,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Program Officer, Foundation Salaries


Project Management
▼0%


National Average
$62,000


Budget Management
▼16%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼32%

Marketing Communications
▼38%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 6%
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