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Grants Manager - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Grants Manager"

How much does a Grants Manager in the federal government get paid? $108,394.45* *Based on the 2021 average.

Grants Manager was the 89th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 2,845 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2021, the National Institutes of Health hired the most employees titled Grants Management, with an average salary of $121,076.

Government Grants Management jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Grants Management job is GS-4, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This occupation includes positions which manage, supervise, lead, or perform administrative business, policy, and analytical work involving: (1) the management, award, and/or obligation of funds for grants, cooperative agreements, and other related instruments and services such as discretionary and mandatory grants, using financial, administrative, business and negotiation procedures; (2) the competitive or non-competitive evaluation of grants proposals; and/or (3) the administration or termination, and/or closeout of grants and/or grants assistance and agreement awards.

Agencies that have hired a Grants Manager

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
National Institutes of Health 469 $121,076.03
Federal Emergency Management Agency 301 $94,893.56
Office of Justice Programs 181 $132,069.09
Small Business Administration 161 $73,596.29
Forest Service 158 $85,487.87
Environmental Protection Agency 132 $112,862.77
Health Resources and Services Administration 101 $120,564.26
Administration for Children and Families 97 $117,702.10
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 88 $111,233.30
Department of Energy 77 $100,875.85
Department of State 64 $125,284.84
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 64 $94,777.11
Food and Nutrition Service 59 $113,625.59
Agricultural Marketing Service 52 $96,719.50
National Science Foundation 50 $137,821.62
Employment and Training Administration 50 $119,650.56
National Park Service 48 $91,016.83
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 47 $116,038.77
Bureau of Reclamation 45 $84,648.36
Fpac Business Center 41 $103,084.90
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 39 $109,385.56
National Institute of Food & Agriculture 36 $83,256.36
National Endowment for the Arts 32 $90,454.53
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 30 $128,137.67
National Institute of Standards and Technology 23 $128,930.65
Agricultural Research Service 21 $96,384.67
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 20 $115,537.55
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 19 $118,072.26
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 18 $124,910.11
Bureau of Land Management 18 $84,742.56
National Endowment for the Humanities 17 $92,200.94
Offices, Boards and Divisions 15 $111,934.87
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 14 $99,278.29
Veterans Health Administration 13 $88,429.92
12 $98,059.25
Institute of Museum and Library Services 12 $120,457.08
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 11 $98,115.27
Indian Health Service 11 $127,125.09
Food and Drug Administration 10 $118,529.20
Administration for Community Living 10 $126,042.10
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 10 $86,188.70
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 10 $98,531.60
Federal Railroad Administration 10 $123,887.80
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 10 $101,977.70
Corporation for National and Community Service 9 $123,178.67
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 9 $139,669.33
African Development Foundation 9 $81,123.33
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 8 $102,553.50
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 7 $152,246.57
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 7 $121,187.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 6 $73,372.83
Maritime Administration 5 $112,582.40
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 5 $119,966.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 5 $106,338.60
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 5 $127,642.60
Office of Secretary of Transportation 5 $107,373.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 5 $104,151.60
Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council 4 $120,753.75
Departmental Offices 4 $167,221.50
Geological Survey 4 $104,751.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 4 $106,401.50
International-American Foundation 3 $61,780.00
Social Security Administration 3 $131,541.33
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 3 $164,655.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 3 $121,838.67
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 2 $153,334.50
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 2 $136,210.00
Indian Affairs 2 $89,984.50
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 2 $112,331.00
Headquarters, Nasa 2 $144,619.50
Election Assistance Commission 2 $109,150.00
Office of Advocacy and Outreach 2 $85,548.00
U.S. Agency for International Development 2 $153,960.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $161,004.00
U.S. Coast Guard 1 $118,016.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 1 $138,866.00
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 1 $72,750.00
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 1 $172,500.00
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 1 $168,150.00
Denali Commission 1 $130,526.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $110,603.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 1 $144,258.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 1 $114,059.00

Grants Manager Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Grants Manager is $108,394.45. The highest paid Grants Manager made $209,300 in 2021.

Common Grants Manager Payscales

Payscale Number of Grants Management Employees
GS - General Schedule 2,605
IC - Employees Holding Incident Management Cadre Of On-call Response/recovery Employees(core)positions 186
ZA - Administrative 35
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation For National And Community Service, P.l. 103-82, Subtitle G, Section 7
ES - Senior Executive Service 5
NQ - Employees In The National Nuclear Secuirty Administration's Professional, Technical, And Admin Career Path 3
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 2
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions In The Corporation For National And Community Service, P.l. 103-82 2

Starting Paygrade: $27,782.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $146,757.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Administrative and Management

Other Jobs at the GS-4 Paygrade

GS-4 is the starting paygrade for Grants Management jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-4 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Equipment, Facilities, and Services AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Workforce DevelopmentAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Recreation SpecialistAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Range TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Information ReceptionistClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Grants Management Pay Trend from 2011 to 2021

In 2011, the average pay for a Grants Manager was $93,009. Since then, the average pay has increased to $108,394 in 2021.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 1109.

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