Median pay for Grants Managers in the United States is around $55K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Grants Managers survey respondents are women (79 percent). Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,908 - $78,674
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$39K
$55K
$79K
MEDIAN: $54,671
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$16.32 - $36.06
(Median)
$16
$24
$36
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,908 - $78,674  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,042  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$38,851 - $78,473  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 557
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$16.32 - $36.06  
   
Overtime
$33.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,042  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$38,851 - $78,473  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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Job Description for Grants Manager

Grants managers generally work in nonprofit and academic organizations, since the job is focused on generating grant funding for research and/or nonprofit work. As the name implies, a grants manager works with internal staff to determine funding needs and how funds will be - and are being - used; they also work with external organizations such as foundations and government agencies to acquire funding.

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Grants Manager Tasks

  • Oversees the timely completion of financial reports to funders.
  • Maintains the support of existing grantors.
  • Identifies and establishes new sources for grant funding.
  • Manages the coordination and compilation of grant inquiries and applications.

Common Career Paths for Grants Manager


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Grants Managers may enjoy a small increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder to roles like Director of Grants, which pays $63K on average annually.

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Popular Skills for Grants Manager


Survey results imply that Grants Managers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know Grant Submission can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 29 percent above average. Federal Grants and Regulatory Compliance are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 11 percent and 29 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Donor Relations, Financial Analysis, and Grant Writing. The majority of those who know Grant Management also know Government Grants and Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Grants Manager

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $50K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $59K. Grants Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $62K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $60K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,321

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

For Grants Managers, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Grants Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+27 percent), Seattle (+26 percent), Houston (+25 percent), and Washington (+18 percent). Falling short of the national average by 12 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Portland. Below-median salaries also turn up in Denver and Chicago (4 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Grants Manager Salaries




National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Grants Manager Salaries

Grant Submission
up arrow 29%

Federal Grants
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Fundraising
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Grant Management
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National Average
$54,000

Government Grants
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Financial Analysis
up arrow 12%

Donor Relations
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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