Senior Grant Writer Salary

A little over a 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 $42K to $93K per year, and the average comes out to $60K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, Senior Grant Writers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Roughly a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and the larger part claim dental coverage as well. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 85 percent of Senior Grant Writers are female. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,387 - $80,713
(Median)
$40K
$60K
$81K
MEDIAN: $59,508
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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$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,387 - $80,713  
   
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: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 109
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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$42,282 - $92,895  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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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. Grant Writing and Proposal Writing are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

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Experience Affects Senior Grant Writer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$60,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

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: 76% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 24%
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