Director, Grants Salary

With more than half of Directors of Grants in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $45K to $100K per year and averages out to $70K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a majority earn dental coverage. Women make up the vast majority of Directors of Grants (80 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,227 - $100,566
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MEDIAN: $70,028
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$44,916 - $100,406  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 116
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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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For Directors of Grants, a move to the Director of Non-Profit Development role often correlates with a sharp decline in salary. Directors of Non-Profit Development typically make $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 Federal Grants. Those educated in Grant Management tend to be well versed in Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director, Grants

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


Directors of Grants who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $58K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $66K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $75K in this role. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $89K on average.

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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 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Director, Grants Salaries

▲27%

▲7%

National Average
$70,000

▼5%

▼17%

Skills That Affect Director, Grants Salaries

Budget Management
▲9%

National Average
$70,000


Project Management
▼7%


Federal Grants
▼10%

Data Management
▼12%

Government Grants
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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