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Average Grant Writer Salary

$48,894
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$688
Bonus
$3,000
Commission
$1,695
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Grant Writer is $48,894.
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$36k
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$49k
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$68k
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What Do Grant Writers Do?

Job Satisfaction for Grant Writer

4 out of 5
(173)
Highly Satisfied
8Reviews

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What Are Popular Skills for Grant Writers?

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.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Grant Writers?

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 $40,065 based on 91 salaries. An early career Grant Writer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $45,891 based on 659 salaries. A mid-career Grant Writer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,202 based on 278 salaries. An experienced Grant Writer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,435 based on 244 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $58,682.
Employees with Grant Writer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 22.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (16.8% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (11.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Washington, District of Columbia (2.7% less) and Chicago, Illinois (1.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,383 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.6%
Early Career
47.7%
Mid Career
20.1%
Experienced
17.6%
Late Career
8.0%