Director, Grants Salary

A little more than half of Directors of Grants in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $45K to $98K per year, and the average comes out to $68K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. For the most part, Directors of Grants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 81 percent of Directors of Grants are female. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$44,332 - $98,423
$44K
$68K
$98K
MEDIAN: $68,272
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$44,332 - $98,423  
   
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$0.00 - $10,000  
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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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$44,583 - $98,217  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 121

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Job Description for Director, Grants

Grant directors typically work for educational and non-profit organizations. The work can be mentally demanding and most grant directors are also expected to give presentations, so strong communication and public speaking skills are highly beneficial in this position.

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Director, Grants Tasks

  • Direct and guide the preparation of proposals to ensure compliance with grant regulations.
  • Oversees the development of a database to track awards.
  • Directs the research required in writing and editing grant proposals.
  • Oversees the communications with grant-funding agencies regarding use of grant funds.

Common Career Paths for Director, Grants


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Although many Directors of Grants transition into Director of Non-Profit Development roles, the latter job seems to pay slightly less with an average reported annual income of $56K.

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Popular Skills for Director, Grants


Directors of Grants generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Grant Management, Project Management, and Grant Writing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Government Grants, Data Management, and Federal Grants. The majority of those who know Grant Management also know Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director, Grants

Pay by Experience for a Director, Grants has a positive trend. An entry-level Director, Grants with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 29 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director, Grants with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 64 salaries. An experienced Director, Grants which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 52 salaries. A Director, Grants with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 19 salaries.

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Key Stats for Director, Grants

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Director, Grants Salaries

▲30%

▲9%

National Average
$69,000

▼3%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Director, Grants Salaries

Budget Management
▲11%

National Average
$69,000


Project Management
▼5%


Federal Grants
▼8%

Data Management
▼10%

Government Grants
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 16%
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