Senior Program Officer Salary

Senior Program Officers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent slightly less than three-fifths of Senior Program Officers. Salaries average out to around $79K per year and spread from $55K to $147K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Program Officers. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Senior Program Officers making up 76 percent. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance.

$54,527 - $148,551
$55K
$79K
$150K
MEDIAN: $79,095
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50%
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$0$148K
Salary $54,527 - $148,551
Bonus $0.00 - $10,213
Profit Sharing $18,500
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$54,705 - $147,168
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 139

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Job Description for Senior Program Officer

Senior program officers are typically responsible for a variety of high-level organizational and strategic planning efforts. Management of diverse program portfolios, as well as strong communication and collaboration skills, are essential for this position. Senior program officers build program capacity requirements, develop grantees and key partners, plan organizational events, develop relevant knowledge within the organization, and provide support for other officers and program directors. These officers generally work alongside other senior program officers, project managers, department managers, and directors in the organization. They must use outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills to interact with all levels of staff to perform all program responsibilities.

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Senior Program Officer Tasks

  • Responsible for a program with a specific purpose such as a addressing a targeted social issue (e.g. poverty, homelessness, sexual orientation) or organizational function (e.g. fundraising, security) of a non-profit organization or government agency.
  • Document, distribute and disseminate program findings to headquarters and other branches of the organization.
  • Supervise program's operations regarding its project portfolio.
  • Manage grant administration and investor/donor process.
  • Develop and manage program objectives and strategies based on research, field reports and organization-wide initiatives.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Program Officer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Program Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Program Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 28 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Program Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 69 salaries. An experienced Senior Program Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 79 salaries. A Senior Program Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $125,000 based on 17 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $79,682

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Senior Program Officers in Seattle enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 108 percent above the national average. Senior Program Officers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+16 percent) and San Francisco (+4 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Minneapolis Senior Program Officers earning much less — 40 percent less — than the national average. Boston and Washington are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 11 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Senior Program Officer

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Senior Program Officer Salaries

▲57%

▲18%

National Average
$80,000

▼4%

▼24%

Skills That Affect Senior Program Officer Salaries




National Average
$80,000

Grant Management
▼4%

Research Analysis
▼9%

Proposal Writing
▼20%

Budget Management
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 3%
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