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Grants Manager Salary

Average Grants Managers in the United States make around $51K annually. Pay generally varies between $37K and $75K per year. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women account for the majority of Grants Managers who took the survey — 83 percent to be exact. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,471 - $75,671
(Median)
$37K
$51K
$76K
MEDIAN: $51,392
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$16.47 - $31.16
(Median)
$16
$23
$31
MEDIAN: $23.00
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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
$37,471 - $75,671  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,990  
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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$36,753 - $75,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 714
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
$16.47 - $31.16  
   
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 - $2,990  
   
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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$36,753 - $75,211  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 80

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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


Survey results suggest that Grants Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Regulatory Compliance, Financial Reporting, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 20 percent, 14 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $46K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $56K. Grants Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $59K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $61K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


Washington is home to an above-average pay rate for Grants Managers, 25 percent higher than the national average. Grants Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+23 percent), New York (+17 percent), Boston (+15 percent), and Hartford (+14 percent). Falling short of the national average by 16 percent, the area with the worst salaries is St. Louis. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Chicago (15 percent lower) and Baltimore (13 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Grants Manager Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Grants Manager Salaries




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National Average
$51,000


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Grant Submission
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 173 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
24%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 9%
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