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Grants Manager - Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for "Grants Manager"

How much does a Grants Manager in the federal government get paid? $102,273.25* *Based on the 2018 average.

Grants Manager was the 113th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 2,065 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2018, the National Institutes of Health hired the most employees titled Grants Management, with an average salary of $111,790.

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 403 $111,790.39
Forest Service 148 $77,973.99
Federal Emergency Management Agency 143 $93,318.03
Office of Justice Programs 130 $111,809.72
Environmental Protection Agency 122 $101,066.44
Health Resources and Services Administration 94 $110,583.72
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 83 $101,770.65
Food and Nutrition Service 66 $101,432.95
Department of Energy 64 $88,605.38
Administration for Children and Families 57 $113,574.54
Department of State 54 $112,697.26
Employment and Training Administration 47 $105,599.68
National Science Foundation 46 $127,318.28
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 43 $85,857.21
Bureau of Reclamation 36 $75,720.25
Corporation for National and Community Service 35 $94,507.63
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 29 $107,565.17
National Park Service 28 $81,328.54
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 27 $108,558.67
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 26 $91,372.58
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 26 $116,968.58
National Endowment for the Arts 23 $83,417.96
Natural Resources Conservation Service 22 $76,133.36
National Institute of Standards and Technology 22 $113,929.32
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 18 $111,793.44
Bureau of Land Management 17 $70,895.12
Agricultural Research Service 16 $92,827.25
Institute of Museum and Library Services 15 $110,105.13
Small Business Administration 15 $117,452.47
Indian Health Service 14 $112,375.64
Agricultural Marketing Service 14 $93,755.43
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 13 $102,905.38
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 12 $91,318.25
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 12 $97,307.25
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 9 $120,875.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 8 $75,869.25
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 8 $132,616.75
Food and Drug Administration 8 $111,337.88
Geological Survey 7 $100,097.43
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 7 $99,461.43
Federal Railroad Administration 7 $105,022.43
Indian Affairs 6 $78,345.83
Administration for Community Living 6 $110,342.33
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 6 $91,742.33
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 6 $103,581.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 5 $113,425.80
National Endowment for the Humanities 5 $116,280.40
Departmental Offices 5 $123,090.40
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 5 $105,045.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 4 $101,556.50
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 4 $98,704.50
Foreign Agricultural Service 4 $104,485.25
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 4 $107,435.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 3 $120,791.67
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 3 $142,178.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 3 $114,230.00
Veterans Health Administration 3 $73,406.67
Maritime Administration 2 $94,655.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 2 $141,106.50
Agency for International Development 2 $117,483.50
Headquarters, Nasa 1 $144,945.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $159,623.00
Denali Commission 1 $107,460.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 1 $113,755.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $126,958.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $148,767.00
Office of Advocacy and Outreach 1 $149,337.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1 $58,638.00
U.S. Coast Guard 1 $97,956.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 1 $119,489.00
Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council 1 $102,979.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 1 $113,755.00
Trade and Development Agency 1 $120,074.00

Grants Manager Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Grants Manager is $102,273.25. The highest paid Grants Manager made $187,000 in 2018.

Common Grants Manager Payscales

Payscale Number of Grants Management Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,935
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 62
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 33
ZA - Administrative 23
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 4
ES - Senior Executive Service 3
IT - 2
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 2
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 1

Starting Paygrade: $27,184.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $143,598.00 / 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 2018

In 2011, the average pay for a Grants Manager was $93,009. Since then, the average pay has increased to $102,273 in 2018.

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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