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Grants Manager Salary (United States)

Pay for Grants Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $51K annually. Lower pay rates hover around $36K, and the higher rates verge on $76K per year. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. There are far more female Grants Managers who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 84 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Grants Managers. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Grants Manager Salary (?
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$36,799 - $76,065
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MEDIAN: $51,236
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Grants Manager Salary (?
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$16.44 - $32.85
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$36,799 - $76,065  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,117  
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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$36,053 - $75,868  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 685
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.44 - $32.85  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $47.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,117  
   
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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$36,053 - $75,868  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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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 go on to become Directors of Non-Profit Development may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Director of Non-Profit Development, an upper-level role, pays $54K.

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Popular Skills for Grants Manager

Grants Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Regulatory Compliance, Financial Reporting, Budget Management, and Government Grants are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 19 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Grant Submission, Federal Grants, and Grant Writing. Most people familiar with 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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $46K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $56K. Grants Managers bring in $58K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $62K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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Boston
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San Francisco
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Hartford
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Seattle
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Dallas
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National Average
$51,000
Denver
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Atlanta
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Nashville
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Cleveland
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Chicago
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Baltimore
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With a pay rate for Grants Managers that is 23 percent greater than the national average, Los Angeles offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Grants Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+23 percent), New York (+19 percent), Boston (+15 percent), and San Francisco (+15 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Baltimore Grants Managers earning much less — 21 percent less — than the national average. Employers pay around 16 percent less in Chicago and 15 percent less in Cleveland, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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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Federal Grants
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Grant Submission
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 199 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
31%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 10%