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Grants Manager Salary (United States)

A typical Grants Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $51K annually. Lower pay rates hover around $36K, and the higher rates verge on $75K per year. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The greater part enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. Women account for the majority of Grants Managers — 84 percent to be exact. For the most part, Grants Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Grants Manager Salary (?
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$36,884 - $75,038
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75K
MEDIAN: $50,966
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Grants Manager Salary (?
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$16.25 - $31.44
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,884 - $75,038  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
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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$36,165 - $75,114  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 690
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.25 - $31.44  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $46.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
   
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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$36,165 - $75,114  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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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 not enjoy an increase in earnings as they move into top-notch roles like Director of Non-Profit Development. Directors of Non-Profit Development typically make top-notch roles like $53K.

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Popular Skills for Grants Manager

Survey results show that Grants Managers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Regulatory Compliance, Financial Reporting, Budget Management, and Government Grants are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 9 percent, 7 percent, 6 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Grant Submission and Grant Writing. Most people experienced in Grant Management also know Budget Management and Government Grants. Most people who know Grant Writing also know Government Grants.

Pay by Experience Level for Grants Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $46K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $55K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Grants Managers make a median salary of $57K. Grants Managers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $62K. A majority of respondents report one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one in four of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than two percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent.

Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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Boston
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Dallas
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National Average
$51,000
Atlanta
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Nashville
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Cleveland
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Chicago
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
For Grants Managers, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like Washington, New York, Boston, and Hartford, top-paying markets where Grants Managers rake in more than the national norm (+21 percent, +19 percent, +15 percent, and +14 percent). Grants Managers in Baltimore take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 20 percent less than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Chicago and Cleveland (15 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Grants Manager Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Grants Manager Salaries

Regulatory Compliance
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Government Grants
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Grant Management
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National Average
$51,000
Project Management
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Grant Writing
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Grant Submission
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 217 votes.

Gender

Female
84%
female alumni
 
Male
16%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 10%