Program Officer, Foundation Salary

Foundation Program Officers in the United States pull down an average of $59K per year. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the specific employer, followed by years of experience and location. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Foundation Program Officers making up 75 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Foundation Program Officers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$40,487 - $100,524

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$13.50 - $40.50

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Salary
$40,487 - $100,524  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,127  
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$40,530 - $102,060  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 655
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Hourly Rate
$13.50 - $40.50  
   
Overtime
$15.26 - $48.18  
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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).
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$40,530 - $102,060  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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


Open Society Institute lags the field greatly in terms of pay, offering a median salary 68 percent lower than the top payer ($68K).

Popular Skills for Program Officer, Foundation


Foundation Program Officers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. 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.


Foundation Program Officers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $51K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $62K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $80K in this role. 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 $92K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Foundation Program Officers, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 49 percent above the national average. Foundation Program Officers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+35 percent), Denver (+19 percent), San Francisco (+14 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). Trailing the national average by 13 percent, Philadelphia is the market with the smallest paychecks. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Washington (6 percent less) and Baltimore (4 percent less).

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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
up arrow 1%

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 98 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
41%
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%
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