Grants Administrator Salary

Pay for Grants Administrators in the United States sits in the ballpark of $51K per year. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Grants Administrators survey respondents are women (77 percent). A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. For the most part, Grants Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,500 - $71,721

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$14.55 - $32.73

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,500 - $71,721  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,072  
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).
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$34,884 - $71,680  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 408
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.55 - $32.73  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $41.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,072  
   
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).
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$34,884 - $71,680  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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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.

Common Career Paths for Grants Administrator


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Grants Administrators who transition into an upper level Grants Manager position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Grants Manager makes $51K a year.

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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 Grant Writing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Grant Writing. Most people familiar with Budget Management also 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $45K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $56K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $59K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $61K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Grants Administrators, 35 percent higher than the national average. Grants Administrators will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+29 percent), Houston (+26 percent), New York (+22 percent), and Denver (+18 percent). Grants Administrators in Austin take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 35 percent less than the national average.

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Experience Affects Grants Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Grants Administrator Salaries

Budget Management
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Federal Grants
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National Average
$50,000

Grant Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 10%
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