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This post updates data posted early in 2013. It covers what Grant Writers are paid as compensation in terms of average salaries. Other posts will update median salaries for grant writers, compensation in terms of hourly rates, and various consultants’ fees. All data will be for the United States of America.

 

Average Salaries:

Data from Indeed.com, for cities across the country in April 2014, indicate that average annual salaries for Grant Writers ranged at least from $31,000 to $64,000; those for Grant Development Specialists in the same cities were generally 5% to 10% higher and ranged from $34,000 to $70,000. Since January 2013, average salaries for Grant Writers rose in 21 cities, stayed flat in one city, and declined in seven cities; for Grant Development Specialists, they rose in 25 cities, stayed flat in one city, and declined in three cities.

 

Average Annual Salaries in Grant Writing — 2013 and 2014 Data
Grant Writer Grant Development Specialist
2013 2014 2013 2014
Boston, MA $54,000 $59,000 $57,000 $64,000
New York, NY $59,000 $64,000 $63,000 $70,000
Washington, DC $54,000 $59,000 $57,000 $64,000
Charlotte, NC $47,000 $51,000 $49,000 $55,000
Atlanta, GA $52,000 $59,000 $55,000 $64,000
Tampa, FL $41,000 $40,000 $43,000 $44,000
Houston, TX $46,000 $53,000 $49,000 $58,000
Dallas, TX $46,000 $48,000 $48,000 $52,000
Tulsa, OK $37,000 $42,000 $39,000 $46,000
Nashville, TN $42,000 $44,000 $44,000 $48,000
Cincinnati, OH $41,000 $44,000 $44,000 $48,000
Indianapolis, IN $38,000 $41,000 $40,000 $44,000
Chicago, IL $50,000 $57,000 $53,000 $62,000
Minneapolis, MN $42,000 $41,000 $44,000 $45,000
Bismarck, ND $37,000 $41,000 $39,000 $45,000
Lincoln, NE $34,000 $31,000 $36,000 $34,000
Casper, WY $42,000 $47,000 $45,000 $51,000
Helena, MT $41,000 $40,000 $43,000 $44,000
Boise, ID $37,000 $32,000 $39,000 $35,000
Seattle, WA $47,000 $51,000 $49,000 $55,000
Portland, OR $41,000 $46,000 $44,000 $50,000
San Francisco, CA $60,000 $64,000 $63,000 $70,000
Los Angeles, CA $49,000 $50,000 $52,000 $55,000
Salt Lake City, UT $41,000 $42,000 $44,000 $46,000
Denver, CO $42,000 $45,000 $44,000 $49,000
Albuquerque, NM $36,000 $37,000 $38,000 $41,000
Phoenix, AZ $40,000 $40,000 $42,000 $43,000
Anchorage, AK $38,000 $36,000 $40,000 $39,000
Honolulu, HI $34,000 $33,000 $36,000 $36,000

 

Geographic Location:

Annual average salaries for both job titles differ greatly across the country. In general, they are higher in the Northeast and in the Northwest than anywhere else.

 

Further Information:

All factual material presented here is intended strictly for informational purposes only. If you’d like to know more about what Grant Writers or related positions earn, please go to Indeed.com, PayScale.com, eHow.com, or Salary.com.

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