The Recording Academy says the Apple co-founder's work transformed the way we consume music, TV and movies.
Jobs died in October after a long battle with cancer.
He is among a dozen people, music groups or companies receiving honorary awards Feb. 11, the day before the Grammys.
Grammy organizers call Jobs a "creative visionary" for Apple Inc. with innovations including the iPod, iPhone and iPad.
Others receiving honorary awards the day before the Grammys include Diana Ross, the Allman Brothers, Glen Campbell, Antonio Carlos Jobim, George Jones, the Memphis Horns and recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.