Grants/Contracts Specialist Salary

Median pay for Grants & Contracts Specialists in the United States is around $50K per year. The bottom of the pay range sits near $37K, and the top verges on $69K per year. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Grants & Contracts Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$37,623 - $69,498
(Median)
$38K
$50K
$69K
MEDIAN: $50,296
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90%

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$17.34 - $32.73
(Median)
$17
$20
$33
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$37,623 - $69,498  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,237  
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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$37,261 - $69,067  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 173
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$17.34 - $32.73  
   
Overtime
$30.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,237  
   
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).
)
$37,261 - $69,067  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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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Popular Skills for Grants/Contracts Specialist


Grants & Contracts Specialists who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Contract Management, Grant Management, Contract Negotiation, and Federal Grants are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Contract Management are similarly competent in Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Grants/Contracts Specialist

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


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $48K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $52K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Grants & Contracts Specialists make a median salary of $63K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $56K.

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Experience Affects Grants/Contracts Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Grants/Contracts Specialist Salaries

Contract Management
up arrow 10%

Grant Management
up arrow 3%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 2%

Federal Grants
up arrow 2%

National Average
$50,000

Budget Management
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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