Grants Manager Salary

Grants Managers in the United States take home an average $52K annually. Lower pay rates hover around $37K, and the higher rates verge on $74K per year. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The vast majority of Grants Managers (83 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of Grants Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,415 - $74,895
(Median)
$37K
$52K
$75K
MEDIAN: $51,625
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$16.48 - $31.10
(Median)
$16
$23
$31
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$37,415 - $74,895  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,473  
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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$36,720 - $74,399  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 728
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.48 - $31.10  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $47.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,473  
   
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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$36,720 - $74,399  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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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Many Grants Managers move into a Director of Non-Profit Development role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Directors of Non-Profit Development on average bring in a similar salary to Grants Managers.

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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 Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 20 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Grant Submission, Federal Grants, and Grant Writing. Most people familiar with Grant Management also know Budget Management and Government Grants. Those familiar with Grant Writing tend to be well versed in Government Grants.

Pay by Experience Level for Grants Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $47K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $57K. Grants Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $58K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Grants Managers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $60K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Grants Managers that is 29 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 (+25 percent), New York (+16 percent), Boston (+15 percent), and Seattle (+15 percent). With compensation 14 percent below the national average, St. Louis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Chicago and Baltimore are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 14 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Grants Manager Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Grants Manager Salaries




Project Management
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Grant Management
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Government Grants
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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 157 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 10%
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