Grants Manager - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Grants Manager"

How much does a Grants Manager in the federal government get paid? $98,133.77* *Based on the 2016 average.

Grants Manager was the 118th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 1,974 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the National Institutes of Health hired the most employees titled Grants Management, with an average salary of $107,218.

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 405 $107,217.74
Forest Service 157 $72,700.60
Environmental Protection Agency 131 $101,037.25
Office of Justice Programs 109 $105,621.92
Health Resources and Services Administration 96 $105,549.48
Federal Emergency Management Agency 92 $88,826.74
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 86 $96,681.77
Administration for Children and Families 68 $109,130.06
Food and Nutrition Service 66 $93,077.05
Department of Energy 64 $90,329.31
Department of State 53 $106,474.77
Employment and Training Administration 44 $98,011.36
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 38 $84,582.24
Bureau of Reclamation 36 $72,539.47
National Park Service 31 $78,613.42
Corporation for National and Community Service 30 $93,075.03
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 29 $102,820.83
National Science Foundation 28 $113,289.50
Natural Resources Conservation Service 26 $81,886.19
National Institute of Standards and Technology 26 $101,555.23
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 26 $110,166.69
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 26 $103,926.77
National Endowment for the Arts 22 $74,296.32
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 19 $105,599.26
Agricultural Research Service 18 $88,021.50
Agricultural Marketing Service 17 $99,196.65
Small Business Administration 17 $114,472.88
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 15 $103,199.33
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 14 $98,590.93
Institute of Museum and Library Services 14 $102,605.00
Indian Health Service 14 $106,902.79
Bureau of Land Management 13 $68,032.00
Administration for Community Living 12 $105,055.75
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 9 $114,506.67
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 9 $126,083.67
Food and Drug Administration 8 $101,891.13
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 8 $65,646.75
Federal Railroad Administration 8 $101,047.75
Geological Survey 7 $95,533.00
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 6 $99,916.83
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 6 $115,370.33
Foreign Agricultural Service 5 $101,738.20
Veterans Health Administration 5 $68,910.20
National Endowment for the Humanities 5 $108,734.20
Departmental Offices 4 $116,441.25
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 4 $98,845.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 4 $108,121.25
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 3 $103,317.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 3 $106,597.67
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 3 $108,820.33
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 3 $115,343.33
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 3 $95,540.33
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 3 $132,873.67
Agency for International Development 3 $104,039.33
Office of Secretary of Transportation 2 $102,486.00
Headquarters, Nasa 2 $140,892.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 2 $109,855.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 2 $137,243.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 2 $112,113.50
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 2 $122,132.50
Indian Affairs 2 $70,834.50
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $119,776.00
Maritime Administration 1 $98,289.00
Trade and Development Agency 1 $116,722.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 1 $107,505.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $95,517.00
Office of Postsecondary Education 1 $140,892.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1 $49,509.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 1 $108,533.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 1 $108,887.00

Grants Manager Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Grants Manager is $98,133.77. The highest paid Grants Manager made $177,950 in 2016.

Common Grants Manager Payscales

Payscale Number of Grants Management Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,858
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 49
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 29
ZA - Administrative 28
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 4
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 2
ES - Senior Executive Service 2
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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