Grants Administrator Salary

Grants Administrators in the United States can expect wages of $52K annually on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most Grants Administrators survey respondents are women (79 percent). The majority of Grants Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$35,818 - $73,686
(Median)
$36K
$52K
$74K
MEDIAN: $51,669
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$12.91 - $33.75
(Median)
$13
$21
$34
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,818 - $73,686  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,888  
Profit Sharing
$3,439  
Total Pay (?
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$35,040 - $73,945  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 438
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.91 - $33.75  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $45.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,888  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,439  
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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$35,040 - $73,945  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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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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Grants Administrators' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Grants Manager. Median pay for Grants Managers is $51K.

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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, Project Management, Budget Management, and Grant Management are correlated to pay that is above average. It is often found that people who know Budget Management are 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.


Grants Administrators with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $46K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $58K. Grants Administrators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $59K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Grants Administrator with more than 20 years of experience can earn $62K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,122

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

Surpassing the national average by 32 percent, Grants Administrators in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Grants Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+32 percent), New York (+29 percent), San Diego (+27 percent), and Houston (+24 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Grants Administrators in Austin earning a whopping 36 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Grants Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Grants Administrator Salaries

Federal Grants
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Budget Management
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Project Management
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National Average
$51,000

Grant Management
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Grant Writing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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