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Grants Administrator Salary (United States)

Earnings for Grants Administrators in the United States typically come in at around $50K per year. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The greater part report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair portion collect dental insurance. Men are in the minority in the field, with female Grants Administrators making up 78 percent of workers. Most Grants Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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  
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  
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 typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Grant Management, Federal Grants, and Grant Writing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include 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.
Grants Administrators with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $45K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $53K. Grants Administrators see a median salary of $56K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up close to one-fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining fewer than one in ten.

Pay Difference By Location

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Grants Administrators will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 28 percent. Also paying near the top of the field are New York, Los Angeles, Boston, and Denver, where Grants Administrators annually earn 15 percent, 11 percent, 9 percent, and 9 percent more than the national average. Grants Administrators in Austin earn salaries far below the national average by 34 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Grants Administrator Salaries

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$50,000

Skills That Affect Grants Administrator Salaries

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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%