Grants Administrator Salary

Grants Administrators in the United States can expect wages of $55K annually on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Grants Administrators — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Grants Administrators who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 85 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,441 - $77,302
$39K
$55K
$77K
MEDIAN: $54,528
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$13.65 - $34.77
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$22
$35
MEDIAN: $22.31
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$39,441 - $77,302  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,057  
Total Pay (?
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$37,816 - $76,883  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 202
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.65 - $34.77  
   
Overtime
$39.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,057  
   
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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$37,816 - $76,883  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 39

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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

  • Ensures proposals are in compliance with sponsor requirements.
  • Oversees the preparation and submission of financial reports to grantor agencies.
  • Reviews ongoing administration of grants to ensure compliance.
  • Negotiates and interprets sub award terms and conditions.

Common Career Paths for Grants Administrator


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Grants Administrators who go on to become Grants Managers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Grants Manager, an upper-level role, pays $52K.

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Popular Skills for Grants Administrator


Typical Grants Administrators report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Federal Grants, Budget Management, Grant Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Grant Writing and Project Management. Those educated in Federal Grants tend to be well versed in Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Grants Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Grants Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Grants Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 127 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Grants Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 96 salaries. An experienced Grants Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 58 salaries. A Grants Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 16 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,386

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Grants Administrators, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 37 percent above the national average. Grants Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+30 percent), San Francisco (+27 percent), San Diego (+22 percent), and Washington (+20 percent). Grants Administrators in Austin make 39 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay.

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Key Stats for Grants Administrator

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Grants Administrator Salaries

▲16%

▲9%

▲8%

National Average
$53,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Grants Administrator Salaries




National Average
$53,000


Project Management
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 9%