Grants/Contracts Specialist Salary

Median pay for Grants & Contracts Specialists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $50K annually. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $37K and $70K per year. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. There are more female Grants & Contracts Specialists who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 69 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$37,321 - $70,576

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$17.31 - $33.08

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$37,321 - $70,576  
   
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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$37,061 - $69,980  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 162
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$17.31 - $33.08  
   
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).
)
$37,061 - $69,980  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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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Grants & Contracts Specialists note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, facility with Contract Management, Contract Negotiation, and Grant Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 5 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Experience with Contract Management is often linked with knowledge of Contract Negotiation.

Pay by Experience Level for Grants/Contracts Specialist

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


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $48K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $52K. Grants & Contracts Specialists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $63K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $56K on average.

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Experience Affects Grants/Contracts Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Grants/Contracts Specialist Salaries

Contract Management
up arrow 21%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 5%

Grant Management
up arrow 4%

Federal Grants
up arrow 2%

National Average
$50,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
11%
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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