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Director, Grants Salary

With slightly less than two-thirds of Directors of Grants in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $49K to $100K per year and averages out to $69K annually. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most Directors of Grants report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Directors of Grants (85 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,223 - $99,525
MEDIAN: $69,352

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$49,223 - $99,525  
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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).
$48,778 - $99,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 158
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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.

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Directors of Grants usually report a few specific skills. Grant Management and Grant Writing are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Grant Writing. Experience with Grant Management is often linked with knowledge of Grant Writing.

Pay by Experience Level for Director, Grants

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

For Directors of Grants, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $56K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $65K. Directors of Grants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $72K. Directors of Grants who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $74K.

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Experience Affects Director, Grants Salaries

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Skills That Affect Director, Grants Salaries

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 55 votes.


85 %
15 %

Years of Experience

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: 64% employee benefits None: 6%