Grants/Contracts Specialist Salary

Median pay for Grants & Contracts Specialists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $50K per year. The pay spectrum stretches from $37K to $70K per year. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Female Grants & Contracts Specialists make up most of the survey respondents at 70 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$37,241 - $70,841
(Median)
$37K
$50K
$71K
MEDIAN: $49,748
10%
50%
90%

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$17.32 - $33.08
(Median)
$17
$21
$33
MEDIAN: $20
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$37,241 - $70,841  
   
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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$37,028 - $70,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 155
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$17.32 - $33.08  
   
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).
)
$37,028 - $70,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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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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Professional skills reported by Grants & Contracts Specialists are few in number. 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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $51K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $48K. Grants & Contracts Specialists bring in $65K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $51K.

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Experience Affects Grants/Contracts Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Late-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 6%

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 29 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 10%