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Senior Grant Writer Salary (United States)

Pay for Senior Grant Writers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $58K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 86 percent of Senior Grant Writers are female. Most Senior Grant Writers report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — nearly one in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Senior Grant Writer Salary (?
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$40,015 - $79,795
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MEDIAN: $58,316
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Senior Grant Writer Salary (?
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$17.45 - $65.89
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$40,015 - $79,795  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,000  
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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$40,915 - $93,593  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 141
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$17.45 - $65.89  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,000  
   
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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$40,915 - $93,593  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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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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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 9 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Competency in Grant Writing frequently indicates knowledge of Proposal Writing.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Boston
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National Average
$59,000
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Senior Grant Writers, 18 percent above the national average. Senior Grant Writers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+3 percent).

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Experience Affects Senior Grant Writer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 10%
National Average
$59,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Senior Grant Writer Salaries

Proposal Writing
up arrow 9%
Grant Writing
up arrow 6%
National Average
$59,000

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
86%
female alumni
 
Male
14%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 20%