Director, Grants Salary

Directors of Grants in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — approximately three in five have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $48K to $100K per year, median earnings come to $68K per year. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Directors of Grants making up 78 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Directors of Grants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$48,294 - $99,344
MEDIAN: $67,856

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$48,294 - $99,344  
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$48,047 - $99,809  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 178
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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 see a hefty downturn in earnings if they take top-notch roles like Director of Non-Profit Development. The average pay for a Director of Non-Profit Development is $54K.

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Popular Skills for Director, Grants

Directors of Grants note just a narrow range of job skills. 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. For most people, competency in Grant Management indicates knowledge of 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. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $59K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $64K on average. Directors of Grants bring in $74K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $75K.

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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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Grant Management
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Grant Writing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 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: 90% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 8%