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In Pennsylvania, in 2018, local professional Grant Writers appear to earn good to excellent salaries. Since readily available and timely data are limited, such a conclusion is, however, always subject to revision.

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

 

Average Salaries

 

Based on data from Salaryexpert.com for the selected cities for which it reports data, the mid-career averages for Grant Writers range from a low of $62,077 in New Castle, PA to a high of $71,706 in Philadelphia, PA. For early career Grant Writers, the averages range from a low of $44,522 in New Castle, PA to a high of $51,428 in Philadelphia, PA. And for late career Grant Writers, the averages range from a low of $76,604 also in New Castle, PA, to a high of $88,486, also in Philadelphia, PA. By way of comparison, mid-career average salaries are 6.18% more in Philadelphia, PA than in second-place Allentown, PA and 15.51% more than in last-place New Castle, PA.

 

Grant Writer Salaries-PA

 

 

City and County Early Career 2018 Average Late Career
Pittsburgh, PA – Allegheny $46,927 $65,430 $80,741
Reading, PA – Berks $47,811 $66,662 $82,262
Altoona, PA – Blair $44,629 $62,226 $76,787
Bensalem, PA – Bucks $51,428 $71,706 $88,486
State College, PA – Centre $45,374 $63,265 $78,070
Harrisburg, PA – Dauphin $46,834 $65,301 $80,582
Erie, PA – Erie $45,156 $62,960 $77,694
Easton, PA – Northampton $48,435 $67,532 $83,335
Scranton, PA – Lackawanna $44,782 $62,440 $77,051
Lancaster, PA – Lancaster $46,723 $65,146 $80,391
New Castle, PA – Lawrence $44,522 $62,077 $76,604
Allentown, PA – Lehigh $48,435 $67,532 $83,335
Bethlehem, PA – Lehigh/Northampton $48,435 $67,532 $83,335
Wilkes-Barre, PA – Luzerne $44,782 $62,440 $77,051
Williamsport, PA – Lycoming $45,007 $62,753 $77,438
Abington, PA – Montgomery $51,428 $71,706 $88,486
Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia $51,428 $71,706 $88,486
York, PA – York $46,903 $65,397 $80,700
Pennsylvania $48,151 $67,136 $82,847

 

As of 2018, Philadelphia, PA has the highest cost of living in Pennsylvania, followed in descending order by Lancaster, PA, York, PA, Williamsport, PA, Harrisburg, PA, Erie, PA, and Pittsburgh, PA. Overall consumer prices are slightly lower in Pennsylvania than in the United States overall, at 98.7% of the national average.

 

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