Grants Administrators in the United States take home an average $54K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Grants Administrators (86 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Work is enjoyable for Grants Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$39,441 - $76,955
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MEDIAN: $54,086
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$13.77 - $37.48
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$39,441 - $76,955  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,848  
Total Pay (?
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$36,450 - $76,867  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 212
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.77 - $37.48  
   
Overtime
$36.78  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,848  
   
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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$36,450 - $76,867  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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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Grants Administrators who go on to become Grants Managers may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Grants Manager, an upper-level role, pays $52K.

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Popular Skills for Grants Administrator


Job skills reported by Grants Administrators are limited. 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. Most people skilled in Federal Grants are similarly competent in Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Grants Administrator

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $49K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $58K. Grants Administrators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $61K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $56K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,949

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

Home to some of the best pay for Grants Administrators, New York offers exceptional salaries, 38 percent above the national average. Grants Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+29 percent), San Francisco (+28 percent), San Diego (+23 percent), and Houston (+20 percent). Grants Administrators' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Grants Administrators in Austin bring in salaries that are 38 percent lower 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 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Grants Administrator Salaries




National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Grants Administrator Salaries




National Average
$53,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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