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Director, Grants Salary

Just under two-thirds 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 $48K to $100K per year, and the average comes out to $68K per year. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Female Directors of Grants far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,542 - $99,703
MEDIAN: $68,256

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$48,542 - $99,703  
$0.00 - $8,355  
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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).
$48,255 - $100,139  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 164

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Job Description for Director, Grants

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

Common Career Paths for Director, Grants

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Directors of Grants who take a Director of Non-Profit Development role, an upper-level role, may see a decrease in pay. Pay for Directors of Non-Profit Development is usually $54K.

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Popular Skills for Director, Grants

Directors of Grants only report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Budget Management, Grant Management, and Grant Writing can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Grant Writing. Those proficient in Grant Management are, more often than not, 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, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average inexperienced worker earns $55K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $63K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $73K in this role. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $75K.

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Experience Affects Director, Grants Salaries

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Skills That Affect Director, Grants Salaries

Budget Management
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Grant Management

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Grant Writing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.


83 %
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 6%