Grants Specialist Salary
Average Grants Specialists in the United States make around $49K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Grants Specialists making up 76 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Grants Specialists. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$36,433 - $69,362|
|Total Pay (||$34,223 - $69,959|
|Hourly Rate||$14.68 - $35.75|
|Total Pay (||$34,223 - $69,959|
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.Read More...
Grants specialists conduct regular research to ensure that the groups or individuals receiving funds are eligible and that funding is actually necessary. They must also ensure that those receiving funding comply with all local laws and policies of the institution. They will generally review applications for eligibility and identify any errors or discrepancies which must be corrected; in some positions, they are tasked with finding new donors for various grants and suitable applicants to receive grants. Strong analytical skills and proficiency with finance-administration duties are important to meet all goals and adhere to all budget requirements.
Strong communication skills are necessary for this position, as these specialists interact regularly with parties within and outside of their organization. Most of the work is carried out in an office environment, though some travel to meet with various parties may be necessary. Most employers require candidates with bachelor’s degrees and prior experience performing similar administrative duties.
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.
Grants Specialist Job Listings
Search for more jobs:
Popular Skills for Grants Specialist
Survey results suggest that Grants Specialists put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Grant Submission, Grant Writing, Proposal Writing, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 6 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Research Analysis and Budgeting. Most people skilled in Grant Management are similarly competent in Budget Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Grants Specialist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Grants Specialists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. During the first five years of their careers, Grants Specialists see a median income of $45K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $46K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $57K in this role. As Grants Specialists reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $60K.
Related Job Salaries
Key Stats for Grants Specialist
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.