Senior Grant Writer Salary

Senior Grant Writers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and more than half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $59K per year, but may range from $42K to $93K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Senior Grant Writers (85 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, approximately one in four claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$40,247 - $80,944
(Median)
$40K
$59K
$81K
MEDIAN: $59,399
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50%
90%

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$17.79 - $75.76
(Median)
$18
$29
$76
MEDIAN: $29.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$40,247 - $80,944  
   
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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$41,685 - $93,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 106
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$17.79 - $75.76  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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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).
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$41,685 - $93,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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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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Survey results show that Senior Grant Writers typically report just a few professional skills. Proposal Writing and Grant Writing are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 7 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Those with knowledge of Grant Writing tend to be skilled in Proposal Writing as well.

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Experience Affects Senior Grant Writer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$60,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

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 35 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 24%
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