Grants Specialists in the United States can expect wages of $49K annually on average. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Work is enjoyable for Grants Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Grants Specialists make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$36,098 - $68,078
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$36K
$49K
$68K
MEDIAN: $48,697
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$14.54 - $36.06
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$36
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$36,098 - $68,078  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
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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$34,169 - $69,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 94
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.54 - $36.06  
   
Overtime
$20.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$2,000  
   
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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$34,169 - $69,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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Job Description for Grants Specialist

Grants specialists are responsible for managing duties pertaining to the application of grants and dispersing these funds to deserving parties. Some grants specialists may distribute funds to individual departments, institutions, individuals, or a combination of these, others work for independent businesses and are charge of managing funding for particular entities, and still others work directly for institutions.

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Grants Specialist Tasks

  • Maintains contact with key funders to resolve issues and supply progress reports.
  • Confers with grant writers and assistants regarding compliance issues.
  • Identifies and matches researcher with funding sponsor.
  • Assists in preparing a training program for the writers and assistants.

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Popular Skills for Grants Specialist


Survey results show that Grants Specialists use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Grant Writing, Grant Submission, Proposal Writing, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 8 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Research Analysis and Budgeting. It is often found that people who know Grant Management are also skilled in Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Grants Specialist

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. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $45K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $49K. Grants Specialists see a median salary of $56K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $63K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Grants Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Grants Specialist Salaries


Grant Submission
up arrow 6%

Proposal Writing
up arrow 3%

National Average
$46,000

Budget Management
up arrow 1%

Grant Management
up arrow 2%

Budgeting
up arrow 11%

Research Analysis
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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