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.
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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.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. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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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