Grants Specialist Salary

Median pay for Grants Specialists in the United States is around $52K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Work is enjoyable for Grants Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Female Grants Specialists make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,576 - $72,256
$38K
$52K
$72K
MEDIAN: $51,703
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50%
90%

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$17.01 - $35.48
$17
$21
$35
MEDIAN: $20.73
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$0$72K
Salary $37,576 - $72,256
Bonus $2,500
Total Pay (?
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$37,097 - $72,728
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 78
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $17.01 - $35.48
Overtime $15.00
Annual Data $0$72K
Bonus $2,500
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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$37,097 - $72,728
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 27

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United States (change)

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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Grant Writing, Grant Submission, Proposal Writing, and Grant Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Research Analysis as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Budgeting and Budget Management also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Grant Management are similarly competent in Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Grants Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Grants Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Grants Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 71 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Grants Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Grants Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 23 salaries. A Grants Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 10 salaries.

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Key Stats for Grants Specialist

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Grants Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

▲17%

National Average
$48,000

▼3%

▼5%

Skills That Affect Grants Specialist Salaries


Grant Submission
▲3%

Proposal Writing
▲1%

National Average
$48,000


Budget Management
▼4%

Budgeting
▼13%

Research Analysis
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 10%
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