Grants Manager Salary

Grants Managers in the United States take home an average $53K per year. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $37K and $75K per year. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 83 percent of Grants Managers are female. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. 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.
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$37,960 - $76,249
(Median)
$38K
$53K
$76K
MEDIAN: $53,190
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$16.33 - $31.32
(Median)
$16
$24
$31
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,960 - $76,249  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,056  
Profit Sharing
$1,050  
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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$36,988 - $75,439  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 807
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.33 - $31.32  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $47.68  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,056  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,050  
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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$36,988 - $75,439  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 88
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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.

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Grants Managers' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Director of Non-Profit Development. Median pay for Directors of Non-Profit Development is $55K.

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Popular Skills for Grants Manager


Grants Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Regulatory Compliance, Financial Reporting, Budget Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 15 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Grant Submission, Financial Analysis, and Grant Writing. Most people skilled in Grant Management are similarly competent in 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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $48K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $57K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Grants Managers make a median salary of $60K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,658

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Grants Managers in Seattle enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 29 percent above the national average. Grants Managers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+22 percent), Los Angeles (+18 percent), New York (+16 percent), and Philadelphia (+13 percent). With compensation 13 percent below the national average, St. Louis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Baltimore (10 percent lower) and Nashville (9 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Grants Manager Salaries




National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Grants Manager Salaries





Federal Grants
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Grant Management
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National Average
$53,000

Government Grants
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Financial Analysis
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Grant Submission
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 144 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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