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Program Officer, Foundation Salary

Average Foundation Program Officers in the United States make around $59K annually. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the particular firm, but years of experience and geography are influential factors as well. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Foundation Program Officers making up 75 percent. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Foundation Program Officers report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$40,193 - $100,400
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$40K
$59K
$100K
MEDIAN: $58,883
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$14.79 - $45.72
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$28
$46
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$40,193 - $100,400  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,158  
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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$40,274 - $102,092  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 662
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$14.79 - $45.72  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $74.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,158  
   
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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$40,274 - $102,092  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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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


Relative to other names in the field, compensation is very low at Open Society Institute — the median salary comes to just $65K, 72 percent less than the top paying company.

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 Budget Management, Project Management, Grant Management, and Research Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Marketing Communications and Oral / Verbal Communication as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Most people familiar with Grant Management also know 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $62K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $51K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $81K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $92K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Foundation Program Officers, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 47 percent above the national average. Foundation Program Officers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+20 percent), San Francisco (+14 percent), Los Angeles (+11 percent), and Cleveland (+8 percent). Philadelphia is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 13 percent. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Washington and Baltimore (7 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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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

Budget Management
up arrow 14%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Grant Management
0%

National Average
$59,000

Research Analysis
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Program Management
up arrow 3%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 23%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 122 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 5%
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