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Grants Manager Salary

Grants Managers in the United States can expect wages of $51K annually on average. Pay ranges from $37K on the low end to $75K per year on the high end. Geography 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. The vast majority (83 percent) of Grants Managers who took the survey are female. Most Grants Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$37,480 - $75,806
(Median)
$37K
$51K
$76K
MEDIAN: $51,482
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$16.48 - $31.10
(Median)
$16
$23
$31
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,480 - $75,806  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,990  
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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$36,772 - $75,295  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 715
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.48 - $31.10  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $47.34  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,990  
   
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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$36,772 - $75,295  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 81

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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 who transition into an upper level Director of Non-Profit Development position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Director of Non-Profit Development makes $54K a year.

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Popular Skills for Grants Manager


Grants Managers report using a wide range of professional 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 21 percent, 14 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Grant Submission, Federal Grants, and Grant Writing. Most people 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.


For Grants Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $46K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $57K. Grants Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $59K. Grants Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $61K.

Pay Difference by Location


Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Grants Managers, 30 percent above the national average. Grants Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+25 percent), New York (+16 percent), Boston (+16 percent), and Seattle (+15 percent). St. Louis is the lowest-paying area, 16 percent south of the national average. Chicago and Baltimore are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 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




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National Average
$51,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 166 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
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: 55% employee benefits None: 9%
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