Senior Grant Writer Salary

Slightly more than half of Senior Grant Writers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $46K to $89K per year, and the average comes out to $61K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Senior Grant Writers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and more than half earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$43,119 - $80,293
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MEDIAN: $60,709
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$24.57 - $75.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$43,119 - $80,293  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,129  
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$45,541 - $88,896  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 93
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Hourly Rate
$24.57 - $75.00  
   
Overtime
$32.50  
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$0.00 - $8,129  
   
Total Pay (?
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$45,541 - $88,896  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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Job Description for Senior Grant Writer

  • Serves as a contact with potential grantor after submission of proposal.
  • Supplies post-award progress reports to grantors as required.
  • Edits associates' grant proposals.
  • Writes and develops grant proposals.
  • Leads the research for investigating funding sources.

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Senior Grant Writers report a focused set of job skills. Grant Writing and Proposal Writing are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Many workers who know Grant Writing also know Proposal Writing.

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Senior Grant Writer in Lubbock:
"Minimal Coworkers and Additional Duties."
Grant writers are only as good as the information they can gather. When I began this job, I found myself struggling to get information from faculty and staff about their funding needs. When I brought up opportunities for funding, they were immediately shot down. Instead, faculty and staff brought me random tasks that they didn't want to complete themselves. None of them were related to grants, funding or event writing. Most of them were tasks that required no cognitive resources to complete. Had I known that I would be completing menial tasks, I would not have accepted the job.

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Experience Affects Senior Grant Writer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$62,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Senior Grant Writer Salaries

Grant Writing
up arrow 2%

Proposal Writing
up arrow 1%

National Average
$62,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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