Grants Administrator Salary (United States)

Pay for Grants Administrators in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $49,593 per year. Pay begins at $33,815 on the low end and climbs to $69,991 per year near the top. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. A strong majority enjoy medical while most get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Men are in the minority in the field, with female Grants Administrators making up 78 percent of workers. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Grants Administrator Salary (?
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$34,787 - $69,280
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MEDIAN: $49,973
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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  
PayScale
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

Grants Administrators report a narrow range of specific skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Grant Writing. Those proficient in Budget Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Federal Grants.

Pay by Experience Level for Grants Administrator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Grants Administrators, experience and pay seem to be weakly connected; experience does not necessarily lead to more money. Starting out, salaries are typically $45K, which grows to $53K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $56K. Grants Administrators experience only minor salary growth after working for two decades, bringing in around $62K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 6 percent. Most of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$50,000
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For Grants Administrators, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 28 percent above the national average. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like New York, Los Angeles, Boston, and Denver, top-paying markets where Grants Administrators rake in more than the national norm (+15 percent, +11 percent, +9 percent, and +9 percent). The lowest-paying market is Austin, which sits 34 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay.

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Experience Affects Grants Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
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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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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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