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In Australia, in 2018, local professional Grant Writers appear to earn sizable salaries. Due to the limits of readily available and timely data, such a conclusion is, however, subject to revision.

 

This post explores available data on the salaries of Grant Writers in Australia. Other posts will explore grant writing as a career in other parts of the world.

 

Average Salaries

 

Data from Salaryexpert.com for the selected cities for which it reports data, indicate that the average salaries of mid-career Grant Writers range from a low of A$91,021 in Brisbane, QLD to a high of A$106,483 in Sydney, NSW. For early career Grant Writers, the averages range from a low of A$65,387 in Brisbane, QLD to a high of A$76,494 in Sydney, NSW. And for late career Grant Writers, the averages range from a low of A$112,504, also in Brisbane, QLD, to a high of A$131,614, also in Sydney, NSW.

 

Average Salaries

 

City and State/Territory Early Career 2018 Average Late Career
Canberra, ACT A$67,827 A$94,417 A$116,701
Sydney, NSW A$76,494 A$106,483 A$131,614
Alice Springs, NT A$67,553 A$94,035 A$116,229
Darwin, NT A$68,083 A$94,774 A$117,142
Brisbane, QLD A$65,387 A$91,021 A$112,504
Townsviille, QLD A$66,785 A$92,967 A$114,909
Adelaide, SA A$67,518 A$93,988 A$116,170
Hobart, TAS A$66,490 A$92,556 A$114,401
Melbourne, VIC A$73,124 A$101,791 A$125,816
Perth, WT A$69,291 A$96,455 A$119,220
Australia A$71,855 A$100,025 A$123,632

 

Alternative Salary Ranges

 

PayScale.com also presents a fairly rosy picture for Grant Writers in Australia, but the sample size is far too small to be reliable. This online information source indicates that the national average salary for Grant Writers is A$59,159, with a range of A$41,222 to A$104,000. Data at the levels of Australian states and cities are not available.

 

As of 2018, Sydney has the highest cost of living in Australia, followed by Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth. Overall consumer prices are 15.56% higher in Australia than in the US.

 

Note on Conversion Rates

 

All data presented here are in Australian dollars (A$). As of the week of this post, the A$ has been trading at A$1.25 to US$1.00 in international exchange rates; consequently, one may convert data to US salary equivalents by multiplying the Australian salaries by 0.80. As examples, this results in the national averages for Australia being equivalent to US$57,484, US$80,020, and US$98,905.

 

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In 2018, professional Grant Writers in Canada appear to command relatively high salaries. As in past reviews, such a perception must remain subject to revision due to the limits of readily available and timely data.

 

This updated and expanded post explores data available in 2018 on the average and median salaries of Grant Writers in Canada. Subsequent posts will explore grant writing as a career in other parts of the world.

 

Average Salaries

Data from Salaryexpert.com indicate that for a Grant Writer with 3-8 years of experience, the average salary for all of Canada is C$68,865, up 28.19% from C$53,721 in 2013. For the selected Canadian cities for which Salaryexpert.com reports data, the averages range from a low of C$62,215 in Halifax, NS to a high of C$76,078 in Yellowknife, NT. For early career Grant Writers, the averages range from a low of C$44,643 in Halifax, NS to a high of C$54,564 in Yellowknife, NT. And for late career Grant Writers, the averages range from a low of C$76,811 also in Halifax, NS to a high of C$93,882 also in Yellowknife, NT. Overall, reported average salaries for Grant Writers tend to be higher in AB, BC, and ON, and lower in NB, NS, and PQ.

 

Grant Writer Salaries

 

City and Province Early Career 2018 Average Late Career
Calgary, AB C$53,896 C$75,147 C$92,733
Edmonton, AB C$52,857 C$73,699 C$90,945
Vancouver BC C$53,527 C$74,633 C$92,098
Victoria, BC C$51,525 C$71,842 C$88,653
Winnipeg, MB C$46,645 C$65,036 C$80,256
Fredericton, NB C$44,806 C$62,473 C$77,092
Yellowknife, NT C$54,564 C$76,078 C$93,882
Halifax, NS C$44,643 C$62,215 C$76,811
Hamilton, ON C$50,426 C$70,309 C$86,762
London, ON C$49,221 C$68,629 C$84,688
Oshawa, ON C$51,921 C$72,393 C$89,334
Ottawa, ON C$52,216 C$72,804 C$89,841
Toronto, ON C$53,045 C$73,960 C$91,267
Montreal, QC C$49,068 C$68,415 C$84,425
Quebec City, QC C$46,760 C$65,198 C$80,455
Sherbrooke, QC C$45,280 C$63,134 C$77,908
Regina, SK C$48,246 C$67,270 C$83,012
Saskatoon, SK C$47,297 C$65,946 C$81,378
Canada C$49,401 C$68,865 C$84,998

 

Changes in Average Salaries

Data from Salaryexpert.com indicate that for a Grant Writer with 3-8 years of experience, the average salary for all of Canada is now C$68,865, up 28.19% from C$53,721 in 2013. For the selected Canadian cities for which Salaryexpert.com reports data, the greatest gains in averages were: 39.62% in Edmonton, AB, 38.47% in Victoria, BC, and 36.89% in Fredericton, NB. The least gains in averages were: 16.91% in Ottawa, ON, 20.23% in Toronto, ON, and 21.56% in Yellowknife, NT. For the 14 cities with paired data, the median five-year gain was about 31%.

 

City and Province 2013 Average 2018 Average Change Gain
Calgary, AB C$60,286 C$75,147 C$14,861 +24.65%
Edmonton, AB C$52,787 C$73,699 C$20,912 +39.62%
Vancouver BC C$57,332 C$74,633 C$17,301 +30.18%
Victoria, BC C$51,882 C$71,842 C$19,960 +38.47%
Winnipeg, MB C$48,697 C$65,036 C$16,339 +33.45%
Fredericton, NB C$45,636 C$62,473 C$16,837 +36.89%
Yellowknife, NT C$62,585 C$76,078 C$13,493 +21.56%
Halifax, NS NA C$62,215 NA NA
Hamilton, ON NA C$70,309 NA NA
London, ON C$52,583 C$68,629 +C$16,046 +30.52%
Oshawa, ON NA C$72,393 NA NA
Ottawa, ON C$62,276 C$72,804 C$10,528 +16.91%
Toronto, ON C$61,516 C$73,960 C$12,444 +20.23%
Montreal, QC C$52,358 C$68,415 C$16,057 +30.67%
Quebec City, QC C$49,438 C$65,198 C$15,760 +31.88%
Sherbrooke, QC NA C$63,134 NA NA
Regina, SK C$50,471 C$67,270 C$16,799 +33.28%
Saskatoon, SK C$49,349 C$65,946 C$16,597 +33.63%
Canada C$53,721 C$68,865 C$15,144 +28.19%

 

Median Salaries

Other online information sources also present a fairly rosy picture for Grant Writers in Canada, but the sample sizes generally are too small to be reliable. PayScale.com indicates that the national median salary for Grant Writers is C$45,080, with a range of C$31,264 to C$67,500. The median bonus reported for Grant Writers in Canada is C$491. Data at the levels of Canadian provinces and cities are not available.

 

Note 

All data presented here are in Canadian dollars (C$). As of the week of this post, the C$ has been trading at C$1.25 to US$1.00 in international exchange rates; consequently, one may convert data to US salary equivalents by multiplying the Canadian salaries by 0.80.

 

 

 

 

As many islands of the Caribbean Sea rebuild and recover after the ravages and deprivations of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria in 2017, they may need and seek the services of local Grant Writers. On the islands, local professional Grant Writers appear to command substantial salaries. Due to the limits of readily available and timely data, such a conclusion is, however, subject to revision.

 

This post explores available data on the average and median salaries of Grant Writers in the Caribbean Basin. Other posts will explore grant writing as a career in other parts of the world.

 

Average Salaries

 

Data from Salaryexpert.comfor the selected cities for which it reports data, the averages range from a low of  $51,100 in Ponce, PR to a high of $69,039 in Key West, FL. For early career Grant Writers, the averages range from a low of $36,649 in Ponce, PR to a high of $77,791 in Key West, FL. And for late career Grant Writers, the averages range from a low of $63,058 also in Ponce, PR to a high of $77,791 also in Key West, FL.

 

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City and Province/State Early Career 2018 Average Late Career
Mayaguez, PR $36,679 $51,141 $63,109
Ponce, PR $36,649 $51,100 $63,058
San Juan, PR $37,840 $52,760 $65,106
Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI $42,594 $59,388 $73,286
Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI $42,594 $59,388 $73,286
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI $42,594 $59,388 $73,286
Key West, FL $45,212 $69,039 $77,791
Nassau, Bahamas $37,686 $52,344 $64,841
Cartagena, BOL, Colombia $7,073 $9,822 $12,169
Cancun, QR, Mexico $12,108 $16,812 $20,832
Veracruz, VER, Mexico $9,256 $12,861 $15,932

 

Consumer Price Index Differences

 

Average salaries for Grant Writers appear to be considerably less on the coast of the Caribbean Sea: $9,822 in Cartagena, Colombia, $12,861 in Veracruz, VER, Mexico, and $16,812 in Cancun, QR, Mexico (all salaries converted to US dollars) at current (2018) exchange rates.

 

Based on differences in Consumer Price Index (CPI) cost items, however, average salaries in Mexico are equivalent to 225% of those salaries converted to US dollars, or $28,937 for Veracruz and $37,827 for Cancun. Salaries in Colombia are equivalent to 205% of the average salaries converted to US dollars, or $20,135 for Cartagena. The Bahamas dollar is pegged to the US dollar on a parity basis. Florida, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands all use the US dollar.

 

 

 

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