Grants Manager Salary

Grants Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $56K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most Grants Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Grants Managers making up 79 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,252 - $80,482
$39K
$56K
$80K
MEDIAN: $55,591
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$16.04 - $35.00
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$23
$35
MEDIAN: $23.27
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,252 - $80,482  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,360  
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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$39,056 - $80,172  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 544
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$16.04 - $35.00  
   
Overtime
$32.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,360  
   
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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$39,056 - $80,172  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Grants Manager


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Grants Managers who transition into new roles such as Director of Grants may see a slight upturn in salary. The average Director of Grants earns $63K per year.

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Popular Skills for Grants Manager


Grants Managers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Federal Grants, Grant Submission, and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 24 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Donor Relations, Financial Analysis, and Grant Writing. Most people experienced in 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $51K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $59K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Grants Managers see a median salary of $63K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $64K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,941

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

Grants Managers will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 25 percent. Grants Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+24 percent), Boston (+24 percent), Houston (+23 percent), and New York (+22 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Cleveland Grants Managers earning much less — 22 percent less — than the national average. Employers pay around 17 percent less in Portland and 11 percent less in Atlanta, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Grants Manager

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Grants Manager Salaries

▲17%

▲15%

▲7%

National Average
$55,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Grants Manager Salaries

Federal Grants
▲25%

Grant Submission
▲24%





Fundraising
▲1%

National Average
$55,000




Financial Analysis
▼13%

Donor Relations
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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