Director, Grants Salary

More than 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 $97K per year, but median earnings come to around $67K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 83 percent of Directors of Grants are female. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Directors of Grants is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$44,416 - $96,918
$44K
$67K
$97K
MEDIAN: $66,508
10%
50%
90%

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Salary $44,416 - $96,918
Bonus $0.00 - $10,213
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$44,709 - $96,560
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 114

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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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Many Directors of Grants transition into upper-level roles like Director of Non-Profit Development. However, Directors of Non-Profit Development do report a slightly lower median income of $56K per year.

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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. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Government Grants, Data Management, and Federal Grants. Most people skilled in Grant Management are similarly competent in 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
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Director, Grants Salaries

▲33%

▲12%

National Average
$67,000

▼1%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Director, Grants Salaries

Budget Management
▲14%


National Average
$67,000

Project Management
▼2%


Federal Grants
▼6%

Data Management
▼8%

Government Grants
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 15%
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