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Grants Manager - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Grants Manager"

How much does a Grants Manager in the federal government get paid? $108,934.69* *Based on the 2020 average.

Grants Manager was the 100th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 2,494 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2020, the National Institutes of Health hired the most employees titled Grants Management, with an average salary of $119,919.

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.

Administrative and Management positions have a wide range of responsibilities. Management does not refer specifically to supervisors who directly manage organizations or teams. Rather jobs in this category deal with managing systems or processes such as finances, security systems, training programs, or marketing. For employees in this job category, promotions are typically given 2 grade increments at a time until GS-12 is reached.

Agencies that have hired a Grants Manager

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
National Institutes of Health 445 $119,918.57
Federal Emergency Management Agency 249 $93,864.75
Office of Justice Programs 181 $127,446.50
Forest Service 160 $82,251.19
Environmental Protection Agency 129 $108,068.69
Health Resources and Services Administration 102 $119,639.52
Administration for Children and Families 100 $113,369.23
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 76 $104,703.84
Department of Energy 70 $103,949.11
Department of State 62 $126,182.52
Food and Nutrition Service 60 $111,434.70
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 55 $95,028.13
Employment and Training Administration 51 $115,047.51
National Science Foundation 45 $138,515.44
Bureau of Reclamation 43 $80,613.98
National Park Service 42 $87,027.60
Fpac Business Center 39 $98,371.11
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 38 $113,378.58
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 35 $109,236.83
National Institute of Food & Agriculture 33 $77,896.52
National Endowment for the Arts 30 $86,727.63
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 25 $129,488.92
Agricultural Marketing Service 24 $100,402.71
National Institute of Standards and Technology 20 $124,564.20
Small Business Administration 20 $119,015.30
Bureau of Land Management 19 $80,237.21
Agricultural Research Service 19 $97,343.11
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 17 $123,993.71
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 17 $118,891.59
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 14 $116,572.29
National Endowment for the Humanities 14 $86,693.57
African Development Foundation 13 $75,773.69
Indian Affairs 13 $88,794.54
Institute of Museum and Library Services 12 $121,740.67
Offices, Boards and Divisions 12 $105,736.25
Indian Health Service 11 $124,311.73
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 11 $96,545.36
Corporation for National and Community Service 11 $114,069.45
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 10 $88,432.30
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 10 $101,348.80
Food and Drug Administration 9 $129,379.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 8 $100,944.38
Foreign Agricultural Service 8 $115,290.88
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 8 $135,601.13
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 8 $106,591.75
Federal Railroad Administration 8 $123,409.75
Administration for Community Living 7 $122,181.86
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 7 $148,748.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 7 $97,175.43
Geological Survey 7 $110,749.00
Veterans Health Administration 7 $75,075.14
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 6 $97,545.00
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 6 $117,381.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 5 $125,695.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 5 $73,213.40
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 5 $115,862.00
Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council 4 $118,799.50
Departmental Offices 3 $157,001.33
Maritime Administration 3 $109,556.33
Office of Secretary of Transportation 3 $121,192.67
Headquarters, Nasa 3 $134,311.67
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 3 $118,634.33
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 3 $162,539.67
Office of Advocacy and Outreach 3 $112,600.00
Social Security Administration 3 $128,901.67
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 2 $145,079.50
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 2 $132,885.00
U.S. Agency for International Development 2 $149,621.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $106,085.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 1 $142,830.00
Election Assistance Commission 1 $130,000.00
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 1 $170,800.00
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 1 $161,730.00
Denali Commission 1 $125,834.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 1 $109,508.00
U.S. Coast Guard 1 $112,930.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 1 $137,491.00
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 1 $67,473.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $157,709.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 1 $109,508.00

Grants Manager Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Grants Manager is $108,934.69. The highest paid Grants Manager made $197,300 in 2020.

Common Grants Manager Payscales

Payscale Number of Grants Management Employees
GS - General Schedule 2,301
IC - Employees Holding Incident Management Cadre Of On-call Response/recovery Employees(core)positions 143
ZA - Administrative 29
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation For National And Community Service, P.l. 103-82, Subtitle G, Section 9
ES - Senior Executive Service 5
NQ - Employees In The National Nuclear Secuirty Administration's Professional, Technical, And Admin Career Path 4
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions In The Corporation For National And Community Service, P.l. 103-82 2
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 1

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 2020

In 2011, the average pay for a Grants Manager was $93,009. Since then, the average pay has increased to $108,935 in 2020.

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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