Senior Grant Writer Salary

Senior Grant Writers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with slightly less than two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $63K per year on average but can range from $50K to $86K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Senior Grant Writers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$49,597 - $80,537
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$63K
$81K
MEDIAN: $63,389
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$24.33 - $83.84
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$0$82K
Salary $49,597 - $80,537
Bonus $2,500
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$49,993 - $82,490
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 46
Hourly Data $0$83
Hourly Rate $24.33 - $83.84
Annual Data $0$82K
Bonus $2,500
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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$49,993 - $82,490
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 11

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Job Description for Senior Grant Writer

Senior grant writers typically collaborate with key leadership personnel in an organization, such as the chief development officer, chief executive officer, chief marketing officer, and vice president, to increase company revenue and oversee fundraising endeavors. Senior grant writers may create persuasive proposals, formal reports, solicitation letters, and other materials for corporations, foundations, and individual donors, and they must also be dedicated team members who can work with various groups such as prospective managers, donor relations staff, and communication staff.

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Senior Grant Writer Tasks

  • Writes and develops grant proposals.
  • Leads the research for investigating funding sources.
  • Edits associates' grant proposals.
  • Serves as a contact with potential grantor after submission of proposal.
  • Supplies post-award progress reports to grantors as required.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Grant Writer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Grant Writer has a negative trend. An entry-level Senior Grant Writer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 12 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Grant Writer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Senior Grant Writer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 28 salaries. A Senior Grant Writer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,994

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Senior Grant Writers, heading east means bigger paychecks — those in New York, Boston, and Washington earn more on average than Senior Grant Writers in the rest of the country.

Senior Grant Writer Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Grant Writer?

Senior Grant Writer in Lubbock:
"Minimal Coworkers and Additional Duties."
Grant writers are only as good as the information they can gather. When I began this job, I found myself struggling to get information from faculty and staff about their funding needs. When I brought up opportunities for funding, they were immediately shot down. Instead, faculty and staff brought me random tasks that they didn't want to complete themselves. None of them were related to grants, funding or event writing. Most of them were tasks that required no cognitive resources to complete. Had I known that I would be completing menial tasks, I would not have accepted the job.

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Key Stats for Senior Grant Writer

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
18%
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Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Senior Grant Writer Salaries

▲8%

Entry-Level
▲5%

▲2%

National Average
$63,000

Late-Career
▼4%

Skills That Affect Senior Grant Writer Salaries

Project Management
▲3%

Grant Writing
▼0%

National Average
$63,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 20%
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