How much does a Grant Writer make?

Updated Jul 22, 2021

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Employer Size

Experience

$51,166 /yr
Average Base Pay

350 salaries

$36K

Low

$51K

Average

$72K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Grant Writer is $51,166 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Grant Writer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 350 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Grant Writer employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Writer$56,147 /yr
L3
Senior Writer$79,761 /yr
L4
Staff Writer$48,825 /yr
Career Path

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$50,916

per year

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$84,043

per year

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Elevate (DC)
3

Elevate (DC)

Grant Writer

$44,000

 /yr
Range: $40K - $52K
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$40K

$52K

$40,132 - $51,965 Range

The Salvation Army
3.4

The Salvation Army

Grant Writer

$46,165

 /yr
Range: $37K - $70K

$37K

$70K

$37,286 - $70,314 Range

College Track
3.8

College Track

Grant Writer

$66,843

 /yr
Range: $54K - $77K

$54K

$77K

$54,310 - $77,287 Range

YWCA
3.6

YWCA

Grant Writer

$38,000

 /yr
Range: $27K - $42K

$27K

$42K

$27,412 - $41,942 Range

YMCA
3.9

YMCA

Grant Writer

$40,068

 /yr
Range: $31K - $59K

$31K

$59K

$31,333 - $59,106 Range

American Red Cross
3.4

American Red Cross

Grant Writer

$53,146

 /yr
Range: $36K - $57K

$36K

$57K

$36,495 - $57,008 Range

Boys & Girls Clubs of America
3.8

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Grant Writer

$40,123

 /yr
Range: $29K - $44K

$29K

$44K

$28,513 - $43,635 Range

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United Way
3.8

United Way

Grant Writer

$60,000

 /yr
Range: $60K - $73K

$60K

$73K

$60,000 - $72,513 Range

Henry Street Settlement
3.2

Henry Street Settlement

Grant Writer

$45,432

 /yr
Range: $45K - $56K

$45K

$56K

$45,432 - $55,667 Range

Aspire Indiana
3.3

Aspire Indiana

Grant Writer - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $18 - $26

$18

$26

$18 - $26 Range

Whittier Street Health Center
3.1

Whittier Street Health Center

Grant Writer

$46,999

 /yr
Range: $45K - $48K

$45K

$48K

$45,131 - $48,082 Range

A Safe Haven Foundation
3.2

A Safe Haven Foundation

Grant Writer

$38,893

 /yr
Range: $38K - $68K

$38K

$68K

$38,181 - $67,804 Range

La Maestra Community Health Centers

Grant Writer

$60,990

 /yr
Range: $54K - $63K

$54K

$63K

$54,310 - $62,588 Range

UC San Diego
4.3

UC San Diego

Grant Writer
About 

$57K -$64K

$57K

$64K

$57,299 - $64,376 Range

Self Opportunity
4.3

Self Opportunity

Grant Writer - Monthly
About 

$3K -$9K

$3K

$9K

$2,878 - $8,606 Range

Catholic Charities USA
3.7

Catholic Charities USA

Grant Writer
About 

$45K -$63K

$45K

$63K

$45,192 - $63,210 Range

The Nature Conservancy
4.3

The Nature Conservancy

Grant Writer
About 

$46K -$61K

$46K

$61K

$45,601 - $61,104 Range

Lone Star College
4.2

Lone Star College

Grant Writer
About 

$51K -$61K

$51K

$61K

$50,827 - $61,338 Range

Aspire Health Partners
3.3

Aspire Health Partners

Grant Writer - Hourly
About 

$16 -$17

 hourly

$16

$17

$16 - $17 Range

The Educational Alliance
3

The Educational Alliance

Grant Writer
About 

$44K -$48K

$44K

$48K

$44,372 - $47,964 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Grant Writer salaries

The national average salary for a Grant Writer is $51,166 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Grant Writer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 350 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Grant Writer employees.

The highest salary for a Grant Writer in United States is $71,853 per year.

The lowest salary for a Grant Writer in United States is $36,434 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent grant writer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

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A PR Writer in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $33 per hour
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1-2 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Contract
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$17
hourly
An Entry Writer in the Columbia, SC Area area reported making $17 per hour
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10+ years experience
Columbia, SC Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$20
hourly
A Writer in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $20 per hour
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San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$89,000
per year
A CDC writer in the Wichita Falls, TX Area area reported making $89,000 per year
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10+ years experience
Wichita Falls, TX Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$20,000
per year
A Freelancer in the Fayetteville, NC Area area reported making $20,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Fayetteville, NC Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$40,000
per year
A Writer in the Grand Rapids, MI Area area reported making $40,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Grand Rapids, MI Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$115,000
per year
A Freelancer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $115,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$14
hourly
A Freelancer in the Denver, CO Area area reported making $14 per hour
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Denver, CO Area area
Freelance
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
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