A little over a half of Directors of Grants in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $45K to $101K per year, but median earnings come to around $69K per year. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up the vast majority of Directors of Grants (80 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Most Directors of Grants like their work and job satisfaction is high. A fair number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$44,115 - $101,000
$44K
$69K
$100K
MEDIAN: $68,777
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$44,755 - $100,821  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 125

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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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Directors of Grants who take on a higher-level position such as Director of Non-Profit Development may get paid a little bit less in that new role, as Directors of Non-Profit Development on average bring home $56K.

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Popular Skills for Director, Grants


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Grant Management, Project Management, and Grant Writing are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Government Grants, Data Management, and Grant Writing. It is often found that people who know Grant Management are also skilled in Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director, Grants

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Directors of Grants, more experience generally translates to higher pay. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $58K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $65K. Directors of Grants bring in $74K after working for 10 to 20 years. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $89K.

Director, Grants Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Director, Grants in Tallahassee:
"Highly variable income."
While I don't always know where my next paycheck is coming from, I do have a great deal of flexibility.

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Key Stats for Director, Grants

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Director, Grants Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$69,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Director, Grants Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 11%

National Average
$69,000


Project Management
up arrow 5%


Data Management
up arrow 10%

Government Grants
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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