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Program Officer, Foundation Salary

Foundation Program Officers in the United States take home an average $58K per year. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the company, followed by career duration and geographic location. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Female Foundation Program Officers make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$39,909 - $98,923
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58K
74K
99K
MEDIAN: $58,297
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$12.26 - $46.02
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$39,909 - $98,923  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,337  
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$39,832 - $100,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 641
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Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $46.02  
   
Overtime
$0.14 - $73.97  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,337  
   
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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$39,832 - $100,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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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


Open Society Institute offers the lowest pay in the industry by far, with a median salary 69 percent lower than the top payer ($65K).

Popular Skills for Program Officer, Foundation


Foundation Program Officers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Grant Management, Research Analysis, and Program Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Marketing Communications and Oral / Verbal Communication as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people skilled in Grant Management are similarly competent in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Program Officer, Foundation

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Foundation Program Officers. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $51K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $61K on average. Foundation Program Officers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $77K. 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 $91K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Seattle offers some of the highest pay in the country for Foundation Program Officers, 54 percent above the national average. Foundation Program Officers will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+23 percent), Boston (+13 percent), Los Angeles (+12 percent), and San Francisco (+10 percent). Philadelphia is the lowest-paying area, 9 percent south of 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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Research Analysis
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National Average
$58,000

Program Management
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Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 14%

Marketing Communications
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 145 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

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