Program Officer, Foundation Salary

For Foundation Program Officers, annual average wages total $62K per year. While the company and tenure impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most Foundation Program Officers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Female Foundation Program Officers make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$45,723 - $102,286
$46K
$62K
$100K
MEDIAN: $61,674
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50%
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$20.93 - $52.50
$25
MEDIAN: $25.03
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$0$105K
Salary $45,723 - $102,286
Bonus $0.00 - $9,807
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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$45,875 - $105,356
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 348
Hourly Data $0$52
Hourly Rate $25.03
Overtime $0.00
Annual Data $0$105K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,807
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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$45,875 - $105,356
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 9

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

  • Market and manage outreach efforts for special programs.
  • Manage grant-related correspondence and records.
  • Follow up and assess funded initiatives.
  • Support program research and overall grant administration for a non-profit foundation.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Program Officer, Foundation


Popular Skills for Program Officer, Foundation


Survey results imply that Foundation Program Officers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Grant Management, Research Analysis, Project Management, and Program Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Marketing Communications as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Oral / Verbal Communication and Budget Management also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Grant Management also tend to know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Program Officer, Foundation

Pay by Experience for a Program Officer, Foundation has a positive trend. An entry-level Program Officer, Foundation with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 217 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Program Officer, Foundation with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 155 salaries. An experienced Program Officer, Foundation which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 83 salaries. A Program Officer, Foundation with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 19 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,097

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

For Foundation Program Officers, working in the bustling city of Palo Alto has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Foundation Program Officers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+32 percent), San Francisco (+25 percent), Los Angeles (+14 percent), and Denver (+10 percent). Foundation Program Officers in Chicago report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 28 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Philadelphia and Portland (19 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Program Officer, Foundation

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Program Officer, Foundation Salaries

▲58%

▲31%

▲7%

National Average
$62,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Program Officer, Foundation Salaries


Project Management
▼0%


National Average
$62,000


Budget Management
▼16%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼32%

Marketing Communications
▼38%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 6%