Foundation Program Officers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $61K annually. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of Foundation Program Officers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Foundation Program Officers survey respondents are women (71 percent). The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,957 - $104,530  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,054  
Profit Sharing
$5,178  
Total Pay (?
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$43,700 - $106,840  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 391
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $40.85  
   
Overtime
$26.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,054  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,178  
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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$43,700 - $106,840  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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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


Foundation Program Officers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Grant Management, Project Management, Research Analysis, 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. Those familiar with Grant Management also tend to know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Program Officer, Foundation

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Foundation Program Officers. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $56K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $67K. Foundation Program Officers see a median salary of $83K 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: $61,046

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For those looking to make money, Foundation Program Officers in Palo Alto enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 105 percent above the national average. Foundation Program Officers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+31 percent), San Francisco (+25 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), and Denver (+8 percent). Foundation Program Officers in Chicago take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 21 percent less than the national average. Employers pay around 17 percent less in Philadelphia and 8 percent less in Portland, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Program Officer, Foundation

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Program Officer, Foundation Salaries




National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect Program Officer, Foundation Salaries


National Average
$61,000




Budget Management
up arrow 15%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 30%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 37%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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