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Grants Manager Salary

For Grants Managers, annual average wages total $51K per year. Compensation ranges between $36K and $76K per year. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are far more female Grants Managers who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 84 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$37,187 - $75,958
(Median)
$37K
$51K
$76K
MEDIAN: $51,296
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50%
90%

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$16.41 - $33.79
(Median)
$16
$23
$34
MEDIAN: $22.00
10%
50%
90%

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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
$37,187 - $75,958  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,046  
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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$36,406 - $75,651  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 697
National Hourly Rate 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$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.41 - $33.79  
   
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 - $3,046  
   
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).
)
$36,406 - $75,651  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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 seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Regulatory Compliance, Financial Reporting, Budget Management, and Government Grants are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 18 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Grant Submission, Federal Grants, and Grant Writing. Most people experienced in 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. 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 $56K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Grants Managers make a median salary of $59K. As Grants Managers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $61K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Grants Managers, Los Angeles provides a pay rate that is 25 percent greater than the national average. Grants Managers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+25 percent), New York (+17 percent), Boston (+15 percent), and Hartford (+14 percent). Grants Managers in Baltimore earn salaries far below the national average by 21 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Below-median salaries also turn up in St. Louis and Chicago (17 percent lower and 16 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Grants Manager Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Grants Manager Salaries




Government Grants
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Grant Management
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National Average
$51,000


Federal Grants
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Grant Submission
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 176 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
31%
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%