Grants/Contracts Specialist Salary

Median pay for Grants & Contracts Specialists in the United States is around $50K annually. Compensation ranges between $37K and $70K per year. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. For the most part, Grants & Contracts Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Women make up the majority of Grants & Contracts Specialists (68 percent) who completed the questionnaire. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,321 - $70,001
(Median)
$37K
$50K
$70K
MEDIAN: $49,740
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50%
90%

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$17.29 - $33.13
(Median)
$17
$21
$33
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$37,321 - $70,001  
   
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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$37,106 - $69,671  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 162
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$17.29 - $33.13  
   
Overtime
$25.39 - $35.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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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).
)
$37,106 - $69,671  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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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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Grants & Contracts Specialists note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Contract Management, Grant Management, Contract Negotiation, and Federal Grants are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 19 percent.

Pay by Experience Level for Grants/Contracts Specialist

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


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $48K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $52K. For Grants & Contracts Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $63K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $56K.

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Experience Affects Grants/Contracts Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Grants/Contracts Specialist Salaries

Contract Management
up arrow 19%

Grant Management
up arrow 5%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 3%

Federal Grants
up arrow 2%

National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
12%
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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