Director, Grants Salary

Directors of Grants in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just under two-thirds of Directors of Grants. Salaries average out to around $68K per year and spread from $45K to $101K per year. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Directors of Grants survey respondents are women (78 percent). The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,958 - $100,901
MEDIAN: $68,309

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$44,958 - $100,901  
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$45,070 - $101,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 198
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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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Compensation may take a strong hit for Directors of Grants who move to positions like Director of Non-Profit Development. Directors of Non-Profit Development usually make $55K.

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Popular Skills for Director, Grants

Directors of Grants report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Grant Management, Project Management, and Grant Writing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Government Grants, Data Management, and Grant Writing. Most people experienced in 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 $58K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $64K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $74K 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 $78K.

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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

Budget Management
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National Average

Grant Management
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Project Management
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Data Management
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Government Grants
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.


78 %
22 %

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: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 10%