Director, Grants Salary

Directors of Grants who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up close to three-fifths of Directors of Grants. Pay fluctuates from $48K to $100K per year, but expected earnings average $68K per year. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Female Directors of Grants make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$48,327 - $99,344

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$48,327 - $99,344  
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$48,064 - $99,809  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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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As Directors of Grants transition into upper-level roles like Director of Non-Profit Development, they may see a sharp decline in salary. Directors of Non-Profit Development will usually earn $54K.

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Popular Skills for Director, Grants

Directors of Grants who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that 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 seem to negatively impact pay include 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.

Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Directors of Grants — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $60K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $65K on average. Directors of Grants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $74K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $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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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 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%