Program Officer, Foundation Salary (United States)

Pay for Foundation Program Officers in the United States is typically around $57,718 annually. Pay generally spreads from $39,573 to $97,275 per year. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the particular firm, but experience level and geography are influential factors as well. In this profession, nearly all individuals enjoy medical and dental coverage, and more than half have vision insurance, as well. Female Foundation Program Officers make up most of the field at 76 percent. Most Foundation Program Officers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Program Officer, Foundation Salary (?
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$39,584 - $95,840
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MEDIAN: $57,665
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Program Officer, Foundation Salary (?
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$13.23 - $45.18
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$39,584 - $95,840  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,231  
Profit Sharing
$1,378 - $6,000  
Total Pay (?
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$39,573 - $97,275  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 650
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$13.23 - $45.18  
   
Overtime
$7.50 - $62.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,231  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,378 - $6,000  
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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$39,573 - $97,275  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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

Foundation Program Officers in search of the best pay head to The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where the median salary rolls in at $108,207. Though pay is top-notch, compensation is curbed at $137K. The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is Open Society Institute, where the median salary is just $68,784.

Popular Skills for Program Officer, Foundation

Foundation Program Officers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Those who have experience with Project Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills, typically earning 3 percent more than the national average, respectively. Marketing Communications and Oral / Verbal Communication as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Most people familiar with Program Management also know Grant 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 salaries. Starting out, salaries are typically $51K, which grows to $61K after five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $77K after 10 to 20 years. Wages continue to improve for Foundation Program Officers after 20 years in the field, and salaries border $88K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 18 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience—of those surveyed, most land within this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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Home to some of the best pay for Foundation Program Officers, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 47 percent above the national average. Denver, Los Angeles, Boston, and San Francisco also offer top salaries for Foundation Program Officers. Workers in these cities can expect to earn about 14 percent, 12 percent, 10 percent, and 6 percent more, respectively. Washington ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 9 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Program Officer, Foundation Salaries

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$58,000

Skills That Affect Program Officer, Foundation Salaries

Project Management
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Grant Management
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$58,000
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Research Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
76%
female alumni
 
Male
24%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 6%
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