Grants/Contracts Specialist Salary

Earnings for Grants & Contracts Specialists in the United States come in at around $50K annually on average. Compensation ranges from $37K on the lower end to $69K per year on the higher end. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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

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$17.34 - $32.73
(Median)
$17
$20
$33
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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

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

  • 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


Survey results imply that Grants & Contracts Specialists put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Contract Management, Grant Management, Contract Negotiation, and Federal Grants are correlated to pay that is above average. For most people, competency in Contract Management indicates knowledge of Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Grants/Contracts Specialist

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


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $48K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $52K. Grants & Contracts Specialists see a median salary of $63K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $56K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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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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