Senior Grant Writer Salary

More than 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 $94K per year, and the average comes out to $59K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Senior Grant Writers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Women make up the vast majority of Senior Grant Writers (84 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just over a fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$40,481 - $79,795
(Median)
$40K
$59K
$80K
MEDIAN: $58,827
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90%

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

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$40,481 - $79,795  
   
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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$42,494 - $93,970  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121
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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$42,494 - $93,970  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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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Professional skills reported by Senior Grant Writers are few in number. Proposal Writing and Grant Writing are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 8 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Grant Writing and Proposal Writing are also commonly seen together.

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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 8%

Grant Writing
up arrow 6%

National Average
$60,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 22%