Grants Specialist Salary

Pay for Grants Specialists in the United States sits in the ballpark of $50K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Female Grants Specialists make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Grants Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high.

$36,939 - $69,433
$37K
$50K
$69K
MEDIAN: $50,136
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50%
90%

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$14.54 - $29.79
$15
$20
$30
MEDIAN: $20.21
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$36,939 - $69,433  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
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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$34,692 - $69,331  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.54 - $29.79  
   
Overtime
$20.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
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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$34,692 - $69,331  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | 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

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

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Popular Skills for Grants Specialist


Grants Specialists report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Grant Writing, Grant Submission, Proposal Writing, and Grant Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 9 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Research Analysis and Budgeting. For most people, competency in Grant Management indicates knowledge of 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 $46K. Grants Specialists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $56K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $57K.

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Key Stats for Grants Specialist

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Grants Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

▲20%

National Average
$46,000

▼1%

▼2%

Skills That Affect Grants Specialist Salaries


Grant Submission
▲6%

Proposal Writing
▲3%

National Average
$46,000


Budget Management
▼2%

Budgeting
▼11%

Research Analysis
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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