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Senior Grant Writer Salary

Over one-half of Senior Grant Writers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $42K to $93K per year, but median earnings come to around $59K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Senior Grant Writers is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly more than a fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by more than half. Senior Grant Writers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 83 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$40,294 - $80,102
(Median)
$40K
$59K
$80K
MEDIAN: $59,226
10%
50%
90%

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$17.89 - $75.50
(Median)
$18
$30
$76
MEDIAN: $30
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$40,294 - $80,102  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
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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$42,000 - $93,069  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 117
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$17.89 - $75.50  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
   
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).
)
$42,000 - $93,069  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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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 who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Proposal Writing and Grant Writing are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 7 percent and 5 percent, respectively. It is not unusual for someone who knows Grant Writing to be familiar with Proposal Writing as well.

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Experience Affects Senior Grant Writer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$60,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Senior Grant Writer Salaries

Proposal Writing
up arrow 7%

Grant Writing
up arrow 5%

National Average
$60,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 23%
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