Director, Grants Salary

Directors of Grants in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent around three in five of Directors of Grants. Salaries average out to around $69K per year and spread from $46K to $102K per year. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Directors of Grants survey respondents are women (78 percent). Most Directors of Grants like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$46,402 - $101,218
MEDIAN: $69,486

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$46,402 - $101,218  
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$46,406 - $101,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 193
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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 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

Survey results suggest that Directors of Grants use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Project Management, Grant Management, and Grant Writing are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Government Grants and Grant Writing. Most people who know Grant Management also know Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for

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

For many Directors of Grants, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $59K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $64K. Directors of Grants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $74K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $78K.

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What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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 Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Budget Management
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Project Management
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National Average

Grant Management
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Government Grants
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 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: 61% employee benefits None: 8%