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Grants/Contracts Specialist Salary

Grants & Contracts Specialists in the United States take home an average $50K annually. Compensation ranges between $37K and $70K per year. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction.

$37,665 - $70,296
(Median)
$38K
$50K
$70K
MEDIAN: $49,802
10%
50%
90%

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$17.26 - $33.17
(Median)
$17
$21
$33
MEDIAN: $20
10%
50%
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
$37,665 - $70,296  
   
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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$37,209 - $69,905  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 155
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.
)
$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).
)
$37,209 - $69,905  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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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Survey takers who work as Grants & Contracts Specialists typically report just a few professional 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.


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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $64K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $56K.

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Experience Affects Grants/Contracts Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Grants/Contracts Specialist Salaries

Contract Management
up arrow 17%

Grant Management
up arrow 5%

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
46%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
13%
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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