Director, Grants Salary

Just below 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 annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Directors of Grants is high. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Directors of Grants making up 79 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,202 - $99,521
MEDIAN: $68,256

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$48,202 - $99,521  
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$47,945 - $99,975  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 176
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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' salaries may sharply decline when they move into higher-end positions like Director of Non-Profit Development. The typical income for a Director of Non-Profit Development is $54K.

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Popular Skills for Director, Grants

Survey takers who work as Directors of Grants typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Budget Management, Grant Management, and Grant Writing can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Grant Writing. Most people who know 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.

For Directors of Grants, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $59K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $64K. On average, Directors of Grants make $73K following one to two decades on the job. Directors of Grants who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $75K on average.

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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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Experience Affects Director, Grants Salaries

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Skills That Affect Director, Grants Salaries

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Grant Management

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.


79 %
21 %

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: 91% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 7%