Grants Manager Salary (United States)

Grants Managers in the United States ordinarily take home approximately $50,931 annually. Compensation generally starts at $36,165 and does not exceed $75,114 per year. Residency and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A solid majority enjoy medical while most get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Job satisfaction for Grants Managers is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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  
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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  
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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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Compensation does not increase for Grants Managers who advance in their career. Oftentimes, upper-end positions like Non-Profit Development Director earn similar amounts to lower-end positions.

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Popular Skills for Grants Manager

Survey results suggest that Grants Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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. Skills that pay less than market rate include Grant Submission and Grant Writing. Most people skilled in Grant Management are similarly competent in Budget Management and Government Grants. Skill sets containing Grant Writing also tend to include Government Grants.

Pay by Experience Level for Grants Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Grants Managers, experience is not a major factor in determining pay, and incremental pay growth is standard. New salaries start at $46K and reach $55K in five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $57K. Though minimal, Grants Managers continue to experience salary development even after two decades, and pay is estimated at $62K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a quarter 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 percent. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; a majority of respondents fall in this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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$51,000
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Home to some of the best pay for Grants Managers, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 21 percent above the national average. Washington, New York, Boston, and Hartford also offer top salaries for Grants Managers. Workers in these cities can expect to earn about 21 percent, 19 percent, 15 percent, and 14 percent more, respectively. Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Grants Managers in Baltimore earning a whopping 20 percent below the national average. Workers in Chicago and Cleveland earn less than others in this profession; their -15 percent and -14 percent-salaries fall short of the national average.

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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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$51,000
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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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