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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? $104,991.50* *Based on the 2018 average.

Grants Manager was the 116th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 2,173 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 $114,564.

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 418 $114,564.41
Federal Emergency Management Agency 167 $93,855.92
Forest Service 150 $80,095.24
Office of Justice Programs 147 $117,746.82
Environmental Protection Agency 121 $105,262.45
Health Resources and Services Administration 103 $112,067.25
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 88 $104,186.44
Food and Nutrition Service 66 $104,342.62
Department of Energy 64 $97,151.42
Administration for Children and Families 61 $116,175.70
Department of State 55 $116,143.96
Employment and Training Administration 46 $107,458.63
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 46 $87,773.76
National Science Foundation 46 $132,277.04
Bureau of Reclamation 40 $76,719.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 37 $95,140.81
National Park Service 31 $85,222.16
Natural Resources Conservation Service 31 $72,624.35
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 29 $113,487.34
National Institute of Food & Agriculture 27 $110,161.89
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 24 $120,836.04
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 24 $100,457.88
National Endowment for the Arts 21 $83,599.62
National Institute of Standards and Technology 21 $114,775.62
Bureau of Land Management 18 $74,376.39
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 18 $116,100.44
Agricultural Marketing Service 17 $92,604.88
Agricultural Research Service 17 $94,190.76
Small Business Administration 16 $119,665.50
Institute of Museum and Library Services 15 $112,964.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 15 $106,303.73
Indian Health Service 14 $115,991.07
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 12 $94,777.58
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 11 $101,607.18
Food and Drug Administration 9 $116,935.44
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 9 $124,583.89
Indian Affairs 9 $85,076.56
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 8 $135,820.63
Federal Railroad Administration 8 $112,554.75
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 7 $102,520.43
Geological Survey 7 $102,870.14
Foreign Agricultural Service 7 $102,899.29
Administration for Community Living 7 $110,920.29
Veterans Health Administration 6 $73,451.17
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 6 $89,151.67
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 6 $95,218.33
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 6 $125,707.50
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 6 $76,265.20
National Endowment for the Humanities 5 $127,222.20
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 5 $108,766.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 5 $106,668.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 5 $103,030.00
Departmental Offices 4 $131,767.50
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 4 $121,423.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 3 $125,047.67
U.S. Agency for International Development 3 $118,732.33
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 3 $146,826.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 3 $106,004.33
Maritime Administration 2 $98,185.50
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 2 $124,233.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 2 $120,178.50
Trade and Development Agency 1 $120,074.00
Denali Commission 1 $116,183.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 1 $116,365.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 1 $96,970.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $152,179.00
Office of Advocacy and Outreach 1 $161,746.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1 $68,036.00
U.S. Coast Guard 1 $103,435.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 1 $122,230.00
Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council 1 $104,703.00

Grants Manager Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Grants Manager is $104,991.50. The highest paid Grants Manager made $189,600 in 2018.

Common Grants Manager Payscales

Payscale Number of Grants Management Employees
GS - General Schedule 2,023
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 80
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 35
ZA - Administrative 22
ES - Senior Executive Service 4
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 4
IT - 2
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 2
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 1

Starting Paygrade: $28,921.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $152,771.00 / 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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