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Program Officer, Foundation Salary

Foundation Program Officers in the United States can expect wages of $59K per year on average. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the particular firm, though years of experience and location have a (lesser) impact as well. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most Foundation Program Officers survey respondents are women (75 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,085 - $99,160
(Median)
$40K
$59K
$99K
MEDIAN: $58,563
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90%

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$12.82 - $45.45
(Median)
$13
$27
$45
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,085 - $99,160  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,127  
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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$39,992 - $100,748  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 661
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.82 - $45.45  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $74.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,127  
   
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).
)
$39,992 - $100,748  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | 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


With a median salary of only $61K (just about half of the top paying company's median), Open Society Institute lags significantly in the earnings department.

Popular Skills for Program Officer, Foundation


Foundation Program Officers report using a wide range 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, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. 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. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $51K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $62K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $79K in this role. 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


For Foundation Program Officers, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 48 percent above the national average. Foundation Program Officers will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+21 percent), San Francisco (+12 percent), Los Angeles (+11 percent), and Boston (+10 percent). Trailing the national average by 12 percent, Philadelphia is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up in Washington and Baltimore (7 percent lower and 4 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 15%

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 18%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 34%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 129 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: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 5%