Program Officer, Foundation Salary (United States)

Annual pay for Foundation Program Officers in the United States typically comes in around $57,718 per year. The pay spectrum stretches from $39,573 to $97,275 per year. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the particular firm, followed by career duration and geographic location. The vast majority enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Foundation Program Officers are women (76 percent). Job satisfaction for Foundation Program Officers is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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 (?
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: 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.

Program Officer, Foundation Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Program Officer, Foundation

Salary cannot be beat at The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where median pay comes to $108,207. Salary range is somewhat confined, however, with base pay starting at $81K and ending 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 pretty varied skill set 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, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. Most people who know 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.
For Foundation Program Officers, experience in the field tends to play a major role in salary negotiations; pay increases with more experience. Salaries start at $51K, which grows to $61K after five to 10 years. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $77K. As Foundation Program Officers reach 20 years on the job, salary growth continues to be strong, with earnings averaging $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 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—most of those surveyed fit this bill.

Pay Difference By Location

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For Foundation Program Officers, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include Denver, Los Angeles, Boston, and San Francisco, where Foundation Program Officers typically earn around 14 percent, 12 percent, 10 percent, and 6 percent more than usual. 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

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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$58,000
Program Management
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Research Analysis
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 166 votes.

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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