Grants/Contracts Specialist Salary

The average Grants & Contracts Specialist in the United States earns approximately $53K per year. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Grants & Contracts Specialists make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Grants & Contracts Specialists.

$39,354 - $74,400
$39K
$53K
$74K
MEDIAN: $52,885
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$16.65 - $25.29
$17
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$25
MEDIAN: $21.13
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$39,354 - $74,400  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
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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$38,122 - $74,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$16.65 - $25.29  
   
Overtime
$33.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
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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$38,122 - $74,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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Job Description for Grants/Contracts Specialist

Grant/contract specialists are responsible for reviewing and approving contracts and grants on behalf of their organizations. They are tasked with reading complex legal documents to find discrepancies based on company requirements and must follow all project specifications regarding grants. Strong interpersonal skills are important in this position to communicate with other departments, and they must work well in a team environment with other contract specialists to achieve all goals.

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Grants/Contracts Specialist Tasks

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

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Popular Skills for Grants/Contracts Specialist


Grants & Contracts Specialists seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Contract Negotiation, Grant Management, Contract Management, and Federal Grants are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 19 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Budget Management and Grant Writing. Budget Management and Contract Management are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Grants/Contracts Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Grants/Contracts Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Grants/Contracts Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 74 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Grants/Contracts Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 44 salaries. An experienced Grants/Contracts Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 19 salaries. A Grants/Contracts Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 10 salaries.

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Key Stats for Grants/Contracts Specialist

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Grants/Contracts Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲8%

Experienced
▲6%

▲4%

National Average
$52,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Grants/Contracts Specialist Salaries

Contract Negotiation
▲19%

Grant Management
▲8%


National Average
$52,000

Federal Grants
▼2%

Grant Writing
▼3%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 5%
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