The average salary for a Grant Writer is $48,331.
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Job Description for Grant Writer
Grant writers monitor, apply for, write, and report on grants, with many of these individuals working in nonprofit or government organizations. A grant is a sum of money that an organization or individual can receive to start, complete, or continue a project. Grant writers help to coordinate the entire process: They are responsible for writing the majority of the grant, including researching evidence to support it. After a grant is received, a grant writer ensures the funds are used in the man…Read more
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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.
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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).
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