With just under two-thirds of Senior Grant Writers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $50K to $89K per year and averages out to $63K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,666 - $81,094
$50K
$63K
$81K
MEDIAN: $62,605
10%
50%
90%

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$29.33 - $46.71
$31
MEDIAN: $30.52
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$49,666 - $81,094  
   
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$5,500  
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$49,922 - $88,737  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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Hourly Rate
$30.52  
   
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$5,500  
   
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$49,922 - $88,737  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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Job Description for Senior Grant Writer

Senior grant writers typically collaborate with key leadership personnel in an organization, such as the chief development officer, chief executive officer, chief marketing officer, and vice president, to increase company revenue and oversee fundraising endeavors. Senior grant writers may create persuasive proposals, formal reports, solicitation letters, and other materials for corporations, foundations, and individual donors, and they must also be dedicated team members who can work with various groups such as prospective managers, donor relations staff, and communication staff.

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Senior Grant Writer Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Grant Writer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $63K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $67K. Senior Grant Writers bring in $64K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $61K.

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Q: What is it like working as a Senior Grant Writer?

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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Key Stats for Senior Grant Writer

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
045
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Senior Grant Writer Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$63,000

Entry-Level
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Late-Career
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Skills That Affect Senior Grant Writer Salaries

Project Management
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National Average
$63,000



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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