Grant Writer Salary (United States)

A Grant Writer earns an average salary of $42,087 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 Salary (?
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$29,240 - $60,756
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MEDIAN: $42,086
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Grant Writer Salary (?
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$13.45 - $49.60
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,240 - $60,756  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
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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$28,956 - $72,406  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 841
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.45 - $49.60  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $39.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
   
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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$28,956 - $72,406  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 505
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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

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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: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 36%
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