The average Grants Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $55K per year. Geographic location and career duration 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. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Female Grants Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,931 - $78,690
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MEDIAN: $55,124
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$16.00 - $35.23
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,931 - $78,690  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,148  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$38,834 - $78,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 569
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$16.00 - $35.23  
   
Overtime
$33.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,148  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$38,834 - $78,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 58

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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

  • Identifies and establishes new sources for grant funding.
  • Manages the coordination and compilation of grant inquiries and applications.
  • Oversees the timely completion of financial reports to funders.
  • Maintains the support of existing grantors.

Common Career Paths for Grants Manager


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Grants Managers who become Directors of Grants may see a small rise in pay. On average, Directors of Grants earn $63K per year.

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Popular Skills for Grants Manager


Grants Managers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Federal Grants, Grant Submission, and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 24 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Donor Relations, Financial Analysis, and Grant Writing. Those proficient in Grant Management are, more often than not, also skilled 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.


For many Grants Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $50K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $59K. On average, Grants Managers make $63K following one to two decades on the job. Grants Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,744

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

With a pay rate for Grants Managers that is 26 percent greater than the national average, Boston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Grants Managers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+25 percent), Houston (+24 percent), Seattle (+21 percent), and New York (+13 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 13 percent south of the national average, can be found in Portland. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Atlanta and Chicago (9 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Grants Manager

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 83 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Grants Manager Salaries




National Average
$55,000


Skills That Affect Grants Manager Salaries

Federal Grants
up arrow 26%

Grant Submission
up arrow 24%





Fundraising
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Grant Management
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National Average
$55,000



Financial Analysis
up arrow 13%

Donor Relations
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 83 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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