Average Grant Writer Salary

$48,331
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$510
Bonus
$6,250
Commission
$1,695
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Grant Writer is $48,331.
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$35k
MEDIAN
$48k
90%
$68k
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Salary
$35k - $68k
Bonus
$70 - $4k
Profit Sharing
$101 - $20k
Commission
$983 - $11k
Total Pay
$33k - $81k

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Popular Skills for Grant Writer

Skills in Proposal Writing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Editing, Grant Submission, Grant Management and Grant Writing.

Pay by Experience Level for Grant Writer

An entry-level Grant Writer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $40,092 based on 104 salaries. An early career Grant Writer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,214 based on 752 salaries. A mid-career Grant Writer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,702 based on 328 salaries. An experienced Grant Writer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,441 based on 301 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $59,396.
Employees with Grant Writer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 21.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (20.9% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (11.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Washington, District of Columbia (1.6% less) and Chicago, Illinois (0.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,609 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.5%
Early Career
46.7%
Mid Career
20.4%
Experienced
18.7%
Late Career
7.7%