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.

$36,433 - $69,362
$36K
$49K
$69K
MEDIAN: $48,861
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$14.68 - $35.75
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$36
MEDIAN: $20.32
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$36,433 - $69,362  
   
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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$34,223 - $69,959  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $35.75  
   
Overtime
$20.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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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$34,223 - $69,959  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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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


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.

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Key Stats for Grants Specialist

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
047
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Grants Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Grants Specialist Salaries

Grant Submission
up arrow 6%


Proposal Writing
up arrow 4%

National Average
$46,000

Budget Management
up arrow 1%


Budgeting
up arrow 11%

Research Analysis
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
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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