Grants/Contracts Specialist Salary

Grants & Contracts Specialists in the United States take home an average $54K per year. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Most Grants & Contracts Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Grants & Contracts Specialists survey respondents are women (74 percent). The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$38,219 - $72,621
$38K
$53K
$73K
MEDIAN: $53,483
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50%
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$16.65 - $26.44
$17
$22
$26
MEDIAN: $21.66
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$0$72K
Salary $38,219 - $72,621
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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$37,588 - $71,652
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 109
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $16.65 - $26.44
Overtime $29.73
Annual Data $0$71K
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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$37,588 - $71,652
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 16

Job Description for Grants/Contracts Specialist

Grant/contract specialists are responsible for reviewing and approving contracts and grants on behalf of their organizations. They are tasked with reading complex legal documents to find discrepancies based on company requirements and must follow all project specifications regarding grants. Strong interpersonal skills are important in this position to communicate with other departments, and they must work well in a team environment with other contract specialists to achieve all goals.

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Grants/Contracts 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/Contracts Specialist


Grants & Contracts Specialists report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Contract Negotiation, Grant Management, Contract Management, and Federal Grants are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 17 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Budget Management, Grant Writing, and Federal Grants. Contract Management is a skill commonly found among those who know Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Grants/Contracts Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Grants/Contracts Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Grants/Contracts Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 74 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Grants/Contracts Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 44 salaries. An experienced Grants/Contracts Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 19 salaries. A Grants/Contracts Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 10 salaries.

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Key Stats for Grants/Contracts Specialist

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Grants/Contracts Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲6%

Experienced
▲5%

▲2%

National Average
$52,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Grants/Contracts Specialist Salaries

Contract Negotiation
▲18%

Grant Management
▲6%


National Average
$52,000

Federal Grants
▼3%

Grant Writing
▼5%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 3%