How much does a Grant Writer make in the United States? The average Grant Writer salary in the United States is $75,664 as of June 27, 2024, but the range typically falls between $67,939 and $85,110. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Grant Writer Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Grant Writer Salary $60,907 US June 27, 2024
25th Percentile Grant Writer Salary $67,939 US June 27, 2024
50th Percentile Grant Writer Salary $75,664 US June 27, 2024
75th Percentile Grant Writer Salary $85,110 US June 27, 2024
90th Percentile Grant Writer Salary $93,710 US June 27, 2024
25% $67,939 10% $60,907 90% $93,710 75% $85,110 $75,664 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Presentation: Presentation conveys information from a speaker to an audience. Presentations are typically demonstrations, introduction, lecture, or speech meant to inform, persuade, inspire, motivate, build goodwill, or present a new idea/product.


RFI: A RFI (request for information) is a common business process whose purpose is to collect written information about the capabilities of various suppliers.


Marketing Communications: Marketing communications (MC, marcom(s), marcomm(s)) uses different marketing channels and tools in combination: Marketing communication channels focus on any way a business communicates a message to its desired market, or the market in general. A marketing communication tool can be anything from: advertising, personal selling, direct marketing, sponsorship, communication, and promotion to public relations. MC are made up of the marketing mix which is made up of 4P's: Price, Promotion, Place and Product, for a business selling goods, and made up of 7P's: Price, Promotion, Place, Product, People, Physical evidence and Process, for a service based business.

Presentation 4.26%
RFI 2.91%
Marketing Communications 1.49%
Others 91.34%
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Job Description for Grant Writer

Grant Writer develops resources, researches funding sources, and writes proposals to obtain grant funding from various organizations. Writes contract proposals that reflect the goals and objectives of the organization. Being a Grant Writer outlines accurate budgets that support the proposed activities defined in the proposal. Ensures each grant-writing project complies with the funder's policies, formats, timelines, reporting, and legal requirements. Additionally, Grant Writer may participate in the negotiation of contractual provisions with potential partners. Typically requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a manager. The Grant Writer occasionally directed in several aspects of the work. Gaining exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function. To be a Grant Writer typically requires 2-4 years of related experience. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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For Grant Writer, the first career path typically progresses to Grant Proposal Manager.

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Grant Writer salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Grant Writer, the highest Grant Writer salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Grant Writer salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Grant Writer salary is in Miami, FL, where the Grant Writer salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
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