Grant Writer Salary (United States)

A Grant Writer earns an average salary of $42,013 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
Grant Writer Total Pay (?
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$28,999 - $60,699
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $42,013
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Grant Writer Total Pay (?
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$13.52 - $49.23
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$28,999 - $60,699  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,020  
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $3,150  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,808 - $71,926  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,356
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.52 - $49.23  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $38.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,020  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00 - $3,150  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,808 - $71,926  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,356
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Job Description for Grant Writer

Grant writers monitor, apply for, write, and report on grants, with many of these individuals working in nonprofit or government organizations.
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Grant Writer Tasks
  • Researches funding sources that match specific projects and programs.
  • Supplies post-award progress reports to grantors as required.
  • Writes and develops grant proposals.
  • Serves as a contact with potential grantor after submission of proposal.

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Pay Difference By Location

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$43,000
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Experience Affects Grant Writer Salaries

National Average
$43,000

Skills That Affect Grant Writer Salaries

Proposal Writing
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Editing
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National Average
$43,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 309 votes.

Gender

Female
82%
female alumni
 
Male
18%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 37%
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