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Director, Grants Salary

Directors of Grants in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just below two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $68K annually on average but can range from $48K to $99K per year. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. For the most part, Directors of Grants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Directors of Grants far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$48,381 - $98,569
MEDIAN: $67,910

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$48,381 - $98,569  
$0.00 - $10,550  
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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).
$48,054 - $99,133  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 160

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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 may experience a considerable drop in salary when they transition into an upper level Director of Non-Profit Development position, where pay tends to be around $54K.

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Popular Skills for Director, Grants

Directors of Grants who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Those who have experience with Budget Management, Grant Management, and Grant Writing can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Grant Writing. Most people familiar with Grant Management also know 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 with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $56K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $63K. Directors of Grants see a median salary of $73K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $74K.

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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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National Average

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%