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Senior Grant Writer Salary

Senior Grant Writers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with slightly more than half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $59K per year on average but can range from $42K to $93K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Senior Grant Writers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (83 percent) of Senior Grant Writers who took the survey are female. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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

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$18.03 - $75.25
(Median)
$18
$30
$75
MEDIAN: $29.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
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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$42,282 - $92,895  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 117
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$18.03 - $75.25  
   
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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$42,282 - $92,895  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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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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Typical Senior Grant Writers report a focused set of job skills. Proposal Writing and Grant Writing are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 7 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Aptitude in Grant Writing tends to also indicate an understanding of Proposal Writing.

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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 40 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
36%
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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