Grants Manager Salary

Earnings for Grants Managers in the United States come in at around $52K annually on average. Lower pay rates hover around $37K, and the higher rates verge on $75K per year. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Grants Managers. Grants Managers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 83 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,492 - $75,084
(Median)
$37K
$52K
$75K
MEDIAN: $51,745
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$16.50 - $31.04
(Median)
$17
$23
$31
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,492 - $75,084  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,700  
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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$36,804 - $74,552  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 726
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.50 - $31.04  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $47.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,700  
   
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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$36,804 - $74,552  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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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.

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Grants Managers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Director of Non-Profit Development. Median pay for Directors of Non-Profit Development is $54K.

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Popular Skills for Grants Manager


Survey results show that Grants Managers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Regulatory Compliance, Financial Reporting, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent, 11 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Grant Submission, Federal Grants, and Grant Writing. Most people familiar with Grant Writing also know Government Grants. Those proficient in Grant Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Budget Management and Government Grants.

Pay by Experience Level for Grants Manager

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


Grants Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $47K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $57K. For Grants Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $58K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $61K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Grants Managers, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 29 percent above the national average. Grants Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+24 percent), New York (+16 percent), Boston (+15 percent), and Seattle (+15 percent). In St. Louis, salaries are 14 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Chicago and Baltimore also lean toward paying below-median salaries (14 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Grants Manager Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Grants Manager Salaries




Project Management
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$52,000


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Grant Submission
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 160 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 10%
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