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Program Officer, Foundation Salary

Foundation Program Officers in the United States can expect wages of $59K annually on average. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the company, followed by years of experience and location. For the most part, Foundation Program Officers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Foundation Program Officers making up 75 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$40,238 - $100,289
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$59K
$100K
MEDIAN: $59,013
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$14.79 - $45.72
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$40,238 - $100,289  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,168  
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$40,323 - $101,827  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 664
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Hourly Rate
$14.79 - $45.72  
   
Overtime
$17.50 - $42.51  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,168  
   
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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$40,323 - $101,827  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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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


The pay scale is far from balanced at Open Society Institute. While salaries on one end can reach $95K, the company's median pay sits at $68K, the lowest in the field.

Popular Skills for Program Officer, Foundation


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. 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. It is often found that people who know Grant Management are also skilled in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Program Officer, Foundation

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $51K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $62K. Foundation Program Officers bring in $80K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $92K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Foundation Program Officers that is 46 percent greater than the national average, Seattle offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Foundation Program Officers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+19 percent), San Francisco (+16 percent), Los Angeles (+10 percent), and Cleveland (+7 percent). Trailing the national average by 13 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
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Project Management
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Grant Management
0%

National Average
$59,000

Research Analysis
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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 119 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: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 5%
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