Grants Manager - Federal Salaries of 2015

Pay Rates for "Grants Manager"

How much does a Grants Manager in the federal government get paid? $97,242.69* *Based on the 2015 average.

Grants Manager was the 124th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2015, with 1,759 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2015, the National Institutes of Health hired the most employees titled Grants Management, with an average salary of $105,420.

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 406 $105,419.62
Forest Service 140 $76,407.98
Environmental Protection Agency 136 $101,171.87
Health Resources and Services Administration 95 $105,577.99
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 90 $93,153.52
Office of Justice Programs 86 $104,686.84
Department of Energy 68 $87,195.99
Administration for Children and Families 64 $105,935.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 61 $81,230.39
Employment and Training Administration 37 $96,747.59
Food and Nutrition Service 36 $92,070.72
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 35 $96,382.57
Bureau of Reclamation 34 $72,636.26
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 31 $111,355.42
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 29 $81,210.24
National Science Foundation 27 $104,732.56
National Park Service 26 $77,489.35
Corporation for National and Community Service 26 $93,632.96
National Institute of Standards and Technology 25 $93,386.44
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 24 $103,712.88
National Endowment for the Arts 19 $74,848.32
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 19 $103,323.63
Small Business Administration 19 $111,221.84
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 16 $98,713.94
Agricultural Marketing Service 15 $101,582.40
Agricultural Research Service 15 $90,919.47
Natural Resources Conservation Service 15 $84,284.87
Administration for Community Living 13 $98,879.85
Indian Health Service 13 $108,511.23
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 12 $124,120.92
Institute of Museum and Library Services 12 $106,778.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 11 $96,430.73
Bureau of Land Management 10 $67,424.90
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 9 $110,247.44
Food and Drug Administration 8 $106,189.13
Federal Railroad Administration 6 $95,243.67
Geological Survey 5 $92,582.80
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 5 $93,560.40
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 5 $103,945.60
National Endowment for the Humanities 5 $106,565.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 3 $128,335.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 3 $113,687.33
Departmental Offices 3 $96,877.67
Veterans Health Administration 3 $65,047.33
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 3 $94,860.67
Goddard Space Flight Center 2 $120,677.50
Office of Secretary of Transportation 2 $97,153.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 2 $134,028.50
Agency for International Development 2 $106,229.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 2 $119,555.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 2 $110,500.50
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 2 $114,164.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 2 $106,772.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 2 $105,404.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 2 $104,259.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 2 $113,687.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $116,483.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $128,890.00
Denali Commission 1 $70,360.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $43,057.00
Office of Postsecondary Education 1 $135,162.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1 $48,796.00
Trade and Development Agency 1 $112,014.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $49,878.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 1 $105,480.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 1 $99,905.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $90,823.00
Indian Affairs 1 $76,131.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 1 $108,987.00
Maritime Administration 1 $91,657.00

Grants Manager Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Grants Manager is $97,242.69. The highest paid Grants Manager made $173,187 in 2015.

Common Grants Manager Payscales

Payscale Number of Grants Management Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,658
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 40
ZA - Administrative 27
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 25
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 4
ES - Senior Executive Service 3
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 1
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 1

Starting Paygrade: $26,915.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $142,180.00 / 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 ServicesAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Workforce DevelopmentAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Unemployment InsuranceAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Soil Conservation TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Telecommunications ProcessingClerical 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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