Grants Administrator Salary

The average Grants Administrator in the United States earns approximately $55K per year. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Grants Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The vast majority of Grants Administrators (85 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,543 - $77,193
$40K
$54K
$77K
MEDIAN: $54,447
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$13.94 - $34.18
$14
$21
$34
MEDIAN: $21.50
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$0$77K
Salary $39,543 - $77,193
Bonus $0.00 - $2,980
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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$38,311 - $76,748
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 200
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $13.94 - $34.18
Overtime $34.56
Annual Data $0$76K
Bonus $0.00 - $2,980
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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$38,311 - $76,748
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 32

Job Description for Grants Administrator

Grant administrators are responsible for overseeing grants for their organization. They appropriate and allocate funds, as well as handle all paperwork and applications that need processing. Grant administrators also works with clients on a day-to-day basis, performing tasks such as reviewing budgets, conducting background checks, gathering information, providing guidance, and finalizing grants. Additionally, this individual might spend time working with grant recipients, making sure they are following grant guidelines and that the money is being used for the purposes for which it was provided.

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Grants Administrator Tasks

  • Ensures proposals are in compliance with sponsor requirements.
  • Oversees the preparation and submission of financial reports to grantor agencies.
  • Reviews ongoing administration of grants to ensure compliance.
  • Negotiates and interprets sub award terms and conditions.

Common Career Paths for Grants Administrator


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Many Grants Administrators move into a Grants Manager role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Grants Managers on average bring in a similar salary to Grants Administrators.

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Popular Skills for Grants Administrator


Grants Administrators report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Federal Grants, Budget Management, Grant Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Grant Writing and Project Management. Most people who know Federal Grants also know Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Grants Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Grants Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Grants Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 127 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Grants Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 96 salaries. An experienced Grants Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 58 salaries. A Grants Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 16 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,515

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Grants Administrators in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 34 percent above the national average. Grants Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+27 percent), San Francisco (+25 percent), San Diego (+20 percent), and Washington (+18 percent). Grants Administrators in Austin take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 40 percent less than the national average.

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Key Stats for Grants Administrator

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Grants Administrator Salaries

▲15%

▲9%

▲8%

National Average
$54,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Grants Administrator Salaries




National Average
$54,000


Project Management
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 12%