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Program Officer, Foundation Salary (United States)

Pay for Foundation Program Officers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $58K annually. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the company, though years of experience and location have a (lesser) impact as well. The vast majority enjoy medical while a solid majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Men are in the minority in the field, with female Foundation Program Officers making up 76 percent of workers. Most Foundation Program Officers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Program Officer, Foundation Salary (?
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$39,584 - $95,840
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MEDIAN: $57,665
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Program Officer, Foundation Salary (?
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$13.23 - $45.18
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$39,584 - $95,840  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,231  
Profit Sharing
$1,378 - $6,000  
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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$39,573 - $97,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 650
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$13.23 - $45.18  
   
Overtime
$7.50 - $62.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,231  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,378 - $6,000  
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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$39,573 - $97,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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.

Program Officer, Foundation Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Program Officer, Foundation

Employees at The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $108K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $81K and higher ones not far away at only $137K. Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Popular Skills for Program Officer, Foundation

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Grant Management, Program 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 Program Management indicates knowledge of Grant 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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $51K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $61K. Foundation Program Officers see a median salary of $73K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $88K. Most of respondents report one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up slightly less than one-fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining fewer than one in twenty.

Pay Difference By Location

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Seattle is home to an above-average pay rate for Foundation Program Officers, 47 percent higher than the national average. Foundation Program Officers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+14 percent), Los Angeles (+12 percent), Boston (+10 percent), and San Francisco (+6 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Washington, 9 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Program Officer, Foundation Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$58,000

Skills That Affect Program Officer, Foundation Salaries

Project Management
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Grant Management
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National Average
$58,000
Program Management
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Research Analysis
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Marketing Communications
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 166 votes.

Gender

Female
76%
female alumni
 
Male
24%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 6%