What am I worth?
Get a free salary report »
What should I pay?
Pay the right way »

Grants Administrator Salary

An average Grants Administrator in the United States can expect to take home roughly $50K per year. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $35K and $71K per year. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of Grants Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Grants Administrators survey respondents are women (78 percent). Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Read More
$35,491 - $70,993
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$71K
MEDIAN: $50,422
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$13.60 - $32.73
(Median)
$14
$20
$33
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,491 - $70,993  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,111  
Profit Sharing
$644 - $4,750  
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).
)
$34,598 - $71,065  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 417
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.60 - $32.73  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $41.82  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,111  
   
Profit Sharing
$644 - $4,750  
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).
)
$34,598 - $71,065  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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.

Common Career Paths for Grants Administrator


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


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.

Grants Administrator Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Skills for Grants Administrator


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Grants Administrators who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Federal Grants, Budget Management, Grant Management, and Grant Writing are correlated to pay that is above average. Those familiar with Budget Management also tend to know Federal Grants.

Pay by Experience Level for Grants Administrator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Grants Administrators, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $46K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $55K. Grants Administrators bring in $57K after working for 10 to 20 years. Grants Administrators who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $60K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 35 percent, Grants Administrators in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Grants Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+27 percent), New York (+20 percent), Denver (+19 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). Grants Administrators in Austin earn salaries far below the national average by 35 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Experience Affects Grants Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%



National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Grants Administrator Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 1%

Federal Grants
up arrow 1%

National Average
$50,000

Grant Management
up arrow 1%

Grant Writing
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 118 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 11%
ADVERTISEMENT