Grant Writer Salary (United States)

A Grant Writer earns an average salary of $41,635 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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$28,753 - $60,322
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MEDIAN: $41,635
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Grant Writer Total Pay (?
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$12.61 - $48.91
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$28,753 - $60,322  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
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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$28,397 - $71,656  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,395
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.61 - $48.91  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
   
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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$28,397 - $71,656  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,395
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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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Experience Affects Grant Writer Salaries

National Average
$43,000

Skills That Affect Grant Writer Salaries

Proposal Writing
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Editing
0%
National Average
$43,000
Fundraising
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Online Research
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Gender
Female
81%
female alumni
 
Male
19%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 37%
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