Program Officer, Foundation Salary

Median pay for Foundation Program Officers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $59K annually. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Job satisfaction for Foundation Program Officers is high. Most Foundation Program Officers survey respondents are women (74 percent). Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$40,556 - $101,288
(Median)
$41K
$59K
$100K
MEDIAN: $59,122
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$13.50 - $40.50
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$14
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$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


Relative to other names in the field, compensation is very low at Open Society Institute — the median salary comes to just $68K, 80 percent less than the top paying company.

Popular Skills for Program Officer, Foundation


Survey results show that Foundation Program Officers use a fair number of skills. 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 as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. 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.


Foundation Program Officers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $52K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $62K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $81K. Foundation Program Officers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $95K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,222

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

For Foundation Program Officers, busy Palo Alto offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 111 percent above the national average. 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). One of the biggest compensable factors for Foundation Program Officers is geography, with workers in Chicago earning a whopping 24 percent below the national average. Employers in Philadelphia and Washington also lean toward paying below-median salaries (13 percent lower and 8 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

Grant Management
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Project Management
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Research Analysis
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Budget Management
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$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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