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Director, Grants Salary

The majority of Directors of Grants in the United States — just under two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $48K to $101K per year, and the median is $69K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most Directors of Grants like their work and job satisfaction is high. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 83 percent of Directors of Grants are female. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$48,338 - $100,162
MEDIAN: $68,953

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$48,338 - $100,162  
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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).
$48,095 - $100,543  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 169

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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 typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Those who have experience with Budget Management, Grant Management, and Grant Writing can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Grant Writing. Those proficient in Grant Management are, more often than not, also skilled in 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average inexperienced worker earns $55K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $64K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $73K 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 $75K.

Director, Grants Advice

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 Director, Grants Salaries

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Skills That Affect Director, Grants Salaries

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Grant Management

National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.


83 %
17 %

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: 92% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 6%