Grants Manager Salary (United States)

Salaries for Grants Managers in the United States sit in the ballpark of $50,931 per year. The pay spectrum stretches from $36,165 to $75,114 per year. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most workers in this profession enjoy health benefits; medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and more than half earn vision coverage. Most Grants Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Grants Manager Salary (?
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$36,884 - $75,038
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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  
PayScale
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  
PayScale
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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For Grants Managers, career advancements do not correlate with a rise in salary. Typically, lower-level Grants Managers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Non-Profit Development Director.

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Popular Skills for Grants Manager

Survey results suggest that Grants Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Grant Submission and Grant Writing. Those familiar with Grant Writing tend to be well-versed in Government Grants. Those educated in Grant Management tend to be well-versed 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.
In most cases, Grants Managers can expect only incremental pay growth as they advance in their careers. Workers new to the field can expect to earn $46K, increasing to $55K after five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $57K after 10 to 20 years. After 20 years of work in the field, Grants Managers typically earn $62K and go on to enjoy (slight) increases in earnings. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 25 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 2 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—more than half of those surveyed fit this bill.

Pay Difference By Location

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Dallas
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National Average
$51,000
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With a pay rate for Grants Managers that is 21 percent greater than the national average, Seattle offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Other big spenders include Washington, New York, Boston, and Hartford, top-paying cities where Grants Managers see paychecks higher than average (+21 percent, +19 percent, +15 percent, and +14 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Grants Managers is geography, with workers in Baltimore earning a whopping 20 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Chicago (-15 percent) and Cleveland (-14 percent).

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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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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%
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