Grants Manager Salary

Grants Managers in the United States can expect wages of $51K per year on average. Pay ranges from $37K on the low end to $74K per year on the high end. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Women account for the majority of Grants Managers who took the survey — 83 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Grants Managers. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$37,360 - $74,671

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$16.48 - $31.10

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$37,360 - $74,671  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,250  
Total Pay (?
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$36,695 - $74,060  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 729
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 - $2,250  
   
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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$36,695 - $74,060  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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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For Grants Managers, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Grants Managers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Director of Non-Profit Development.

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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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Grant Submission, Federal Grants, and Grant Writing. For most people, competency in Grant Management indicates knowledge of 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.


For many Grants Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $47K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $57K. Grants Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $58K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Grants Manager with more than 20 years of experience can earn $60K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Grants Managers in Washington enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 26 percent above the national average. Grants Managers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+25 percent), Houston (+19 percent), New York (+16 percent), and Seattle (+15 percent). Falling short of the national average by 14 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Chicago. Below-median salaries also turn up in St. Louis and Baltimore (14 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Grants Manager Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Grants Manager Salaries





Grant Management
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$51,000

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Federal Grants
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Grant Submission
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 155 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: 9%
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