Grant Writer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$55,000
$42,000
Min 10%
$55,000
Median 50%
$71,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Average Experience Level
2.5 years
How much does a grant writer make?
Grant Writers in America make an average salary of $55,305 per year or $26.59 per hour. While the top 10 percent make over $71,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $42,000. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Grant Writers are Health Care companies and Education companies. Washington, California, Idaho, Utah, and Nevada have the highest paying Grant Writer jobs. The typical tenure for a Grant Writer is 2.5 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Writer
$55,639

Average Grant Writer Salary By Location

Across America, Grant Writers make on average $55,305 annually or $26.59 hourly. Working in San Francisco, CA as a Grant Writer will pay you the highest wages at around $76,365 per year. Even an entry-level Grant Writer makes $46,000 per year in San Francisco, CA. Some of the states with the best Grant Writer salaries are Washington, California, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Indiana, and Massachusetts. The lowest earning states are South Dakota, Alabama, South Carolina, Louisiana, and Florida.

Map of Grant Writer Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Grant Writers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Grant Writer Salary By Company

Grant Writers report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Health Care companies and Education companies have the most job opportunities for Grant Writers. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Grant Writers are Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and TSR. Also, companies like PeaceHealth and Gilead Sciences pay their Grant Writers very well.

Average Grant Writer Pay By Industry

Wages for Grant Writers can differ based on the industry they work in. By looking at our data, we can see that Government companies, Health Care companies, and Hospitality companies pay their Grant Writers well. Government companies pay Grant Writers an average salary of $61,568, Health Care companies pay $56,344, and Hospitality companys come in at $55,335. The types of companies that pay Grant Writers the least are in the Professional industry, where the average annual salary is $51,906.
Industry
Average Salary
Government
Government
$61,568
$62k
Health Care
Health Care
$56,344
$56k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$55,335
$55k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$53,885
$54k
Education
Education
$53,740
$54k
Professional
Professional
$51,906
$52k

Grant Writer Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Grant Writer Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Grants Management Specialist
04/28/2020
$93,587
Grant and Subaward Specialist
04/26/2020
$46,203
Contract & Grant Specialist
04/09/2020
$43,597
Grants Management Specialist
03/28/2020
$93,587
Grants Management Specialist
03/26/2020
$76,721
Grants Specialist IV
03/25/2020
$64,079
Grants Management Specialist (Mitigation)
03/19/2020
$53,443
Suny Corning Community College
Grant Writer
03/14/2020
$48,001
Texas Health Resources
Grant Writing Specialist
03/14/2020
$58,436
Grant Specialist
03/11/2020
$47,000
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