Grants Administrator Salary

Grants Administrators in the United States can expect wages of $55K per year on average. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Grants Administrators far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,689 - $78,474
$40K
$55K
$78K
MEDIAN: $55,493
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90%

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$13.84 - $34.56
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$35
MEDIAN: $22.93
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,689 - $78,474  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
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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$38,675 - $77,980  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 224
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.84 - $34.56  
   
Overtime
$39.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
   
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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$38,675 - $77,980  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 41

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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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Many Grants Administrators move into a Grants Manager role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Grants Managers on average bring in a similar salary to Grants Administrators.

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Popular Skills for Grants Administrator


Survey takers who work as 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. Skills that pay less than market rate include Grant Writing and Project Management. Those familiar with Federal Grants also tend to know 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: $54,501

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

For Grants Administrators, New York provides a pay rate that is 34 percent greater than the national average. Grants Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+27 percent), San Francisco (+24 percent), San Diego (+19 percent), and Washington (+17 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Grants Administrator's salary, with Austin Grants Administrators earning salaries that are 40 percent less than the national average.

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Key Stats for Grants Administrator

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Grants Administrator Salaries

▲13%

▲7%

▲6%

National Average
$55,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Grants Administrator Salaries




National Average
$55,000


Project Management
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 8%
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