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Grants/Contracts Specialist Salary

Median pay for Grants & Contracts Specialists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $50K per year. Pay ranges from $37K on the low end to $70K per year on the high end. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Grants & Contracts Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Female Grants & Contracts Specialists survey participants are more prevalent than men — 69 percent of professionals.

$37,276 - $70,140
(Median)
$37K
$50K
$70K
MEDIAN: $49,845
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50%
90%

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$17.26 - $33.17
(Median)
$17
$21
$33
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$37,276 - $70,140  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$37,044 - $69,807  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 158
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$17.26 - $33.17  
   
Overtime
$25.39 - $35.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
   
Total Pay (?
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).
)
$37,044 - $69,807  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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Job Description for Grants/Contracts Specialist

  • Maintains contact with key funders to resolve issues and supply progress reports.
  • Confers with grant writers and assistants regarding compliance issues.
  • Identifies and matches researcher with funding sponsor.
  • Assists in preparing a training program for the writers and assistants.

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Grants & Contracts Specialists only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Contract Management, Grant Management, Federal Grants, and Contract Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Grants/Contracts Specialist

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


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $48K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $52K. Grants & Contracts Specialists see a median salary of $64K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Grants & Contracts Specialists who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $56K.

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Experience Affects Grants/Contracts Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Grants/Contracts Specialist Salaries

Contract Management
up arrow 19%

Grant Management
up arrow 4%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 2%

Federal Grants
up arrow 2%

National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 10%
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