Grants Administrator Salary (United States)

Grants Administrators in the United States usually make around $49,593 per year. Pay starts at $33,815 and can approach $69,991 per year on the higher side. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority in this profession are lucky enough to receive benefits; most get medical and dental insurance, and more than half get vision plans, too. Men are in the minority in the field, with female Grants Administrators making up 78 percent of workers. The majority of Grants Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
Grants Administrator Salary (?
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$34,787 - $69,280
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MEDIAN: $49,973
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Grants Administrator Salary (?
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$13.56 - $33.91
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,787 - $69,280  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,019  
Profit Sharing
$1,266 - $3,598  
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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$33,815 - $69,991  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 462
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.56 - $33.91  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $41.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,019  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,266 - $3,598  
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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$33,815 - $69,991  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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Job Description for Grants Administrator

Grant administrators are responsible for overseeing grants for their organization. They appropriate and allocate funds, as well as handle all paperwork and applications that need processing. Grant administrators also works with clients on a day-to-day basis, performing tasks such as reviewing budgets, conducting background checks, gathering information, providing guidance, and finalizing grants. Additionally, this individual might spend time working with grant recipients, making sure they are following grant guidelines and that the money is being used for the purposes for which it was provided.
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Grants Administrator Tasks
  • Reviews ongoing administration of grants to ensure compliance.
  • Negotiates and interprets sub award terms and conditions.
  • Ensures proposals are in compliance with sponsor requirements.
  • Oversees the preparation and submission of financial reports to grantor agencies.

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Popular Skills for Grants Administrator

Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Grants Administrators who took the survey. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Grant Writing. Most people who know Budget Management also know Federal Grants.

Pay by Experience Level for Grants Administrator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. Starting out, salaries are typically $45K, which grows to $53K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $56K. Wages continue to grow, though somewhat marginally, for Grants Administrators after 20 years in the field, and salaries border $62K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 20 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 6 percent. Between one and nine years is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work—of those who took the survey, most land within this radius.

Pay Difference By Location

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Surpassing the national average by 28 percent, Grants Administrators in Houston receive some of the highest pay in the country. New York, Los Angeles, Boston, and Denver are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Grants Administrators earning around 15 percent, 11 percent, 9 percent, and 9 percent more than average. Grants Administrators' salaries are heavily influenced by location—Grants Administrators in Austin bring in salaries that are 34 percent lower than the national average.

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Experience Affects Grants Administrator Salaries

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$50,000

Skills That Affect Grants Administrator Salaries

Budget Management
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$50,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 155 votes.

Gender

Female
78%
female alumni
 
Male
22%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 10%
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