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This post explores what Grants/Proposal Writers are paid as compensation in terms of median salaries in major cities in all 50 states and in the nation’s capital. It presents data for mid-2018. Other posts later in 2018 will explore hourly rates and flat fees, retainer fees, review and revision fees, and other aspects of the compensation of writers of grant proposals. All data will be for the United States of America.

 

Median Salaries for Grants/Proposal Writers

 

What Grants/Proposal Writers earn reflects many factors. Among them are years of experience, level of educational attainment, geographic location, and the nature of the employer.

 

As of mid-2018, Salary.com has reported that the median annual salary for “Grants/Proposal Writers” in 51 cities was $67,439. The middle 20 cities selected for exploration here earned medians from $64,180 to $68,828; the bottom 10 selected cities earned medians of $64,030 or less; and the top 10 selected cities earned medians of $72,517 or more. These base salaries represented about 70% of total compensation; the other 30% of total compensation were fringe benefits and bonuses.

 

% Benchmark Median Salary 2018

 

Calculated on a full 52-week year, the same median annual salary worked out to $1,276.90 per week, and the range for the cities’ medians was $1,086.32 to $1,583.69 per week. Calculated over a 2,080-hour work-year, the same national median annual salary worked out to $32.42 per hour, and the range for the cities became from $27.16 per hour to $39.59 per hour. The highest median salary was 145.7% of the lowest median salary.

 

The middle 20 cities selected for exploration here earned medians from $64,180 to $68,828; the bottom 10 selected cities earned medians of $64,030 or less; and the top 10 selected cities earned medians of $72,517.

 

Median Salaries By Selected Cities

 

As of mid 2018, the “median annual salaries” in 51 selected cities searched on Salary.com ranged from $56,489 in Pierre, SD to $82,352 in New York City, NY. In mid-2018, most of the medians for these cities fell in the range of $64,000 to $69,000.

 

Median Annual Salaries — 2018 Data Comparisons
  Salary.com Data As % of 2018 Median for 51 Cities
USA $67,439 100.0%
New England States
Hartford CT $73,609 109.1%
Portland, ME $67,991 100.8%
Boston, MA $77,418 114.8%
Manchester, NH $71,871 106.6%
Providence, RI $72,075 106.9%
Burlington, VT $67,175 99.6%
Mid-Atlantic States
Dover, DE $72,517 107.5%
Washington, DC $75,702 112.3%
Baltimore, MD $69,965 103.7%
Newark, NJ $77,724 115.3%
New York, NY $82,352 122.1%
Philadelphia, PA $73,232 108.6%
Charleston, WV $61,995 91.9%
Midwestern States
Chicago, IL $72,498 107.5%
Indianapolis, IN $66,174 98.1%
Louisville, KY $64,180 95.2%
Detroit, MI $69,734 103.4%
Columbus, OH $67,141 99.6%
Great Plains States
Des Moines, IA $65,405 97.0%
Kansas City, KS $66,898 99.2%
Minneapolis, MN $72,483 107.5%
St. Louis, MO $67,011 99.4%
Lincoln, NE $63,915 94.8%
Bismarck, ND $63,438 94.1%
Pierre, SD $56,489 83.8%
Milwaukee, WI $67,474 100.1%
Northwestern States
Anchorage, AK $76,595 113.6%
Boise, ID $64,575 95.8%
Great Falls, MT $59,008 87.5%
Portland, OR $71,136 105.5%
Seattle, WA $74,685 110.7%
Casper, WY $63,404 94.0%
Southeastern States
Birmingham, AL $64,030 94.9%
Little Rock, AR $63,256 93.8%
Jacksonville, FL $65,306 96.8%
Atlanta, GA $67,031 99.4%
New Orleans, LA $67,565 100.2%
Jackson, MS $60,566 89.8%
Charlotte, NC $66,670 98.9%
Charleston, SC $64,237 95.3%
Nashville, TN $63,071 93.5%
Richmond, VA $68,230 101.2%
Southwestern States
Phoenix, AZ $67,439 100.0%
Los Angeles, CA $76,974 114.1%
Denver, CO $68,828 102.1%
Honolulu, HI $70,959 105.2%
Las Vegas, NV $70,782 105.0%
Albuquerque, NM $63,567 94.3%
Okla. City, OK $64,541 95.7%
Houston, TX $69,761 103.4%
Salt Lake City, UT $64,552 95.7%

 

It may be worth noting that median annual salaries in mid-2018 were no more uniform within most states than they were across the country. Out of the 51 selected cities presented in the table, 10 cities were within $1,000 (plus or minus) of the national median for the selected cities.

 

 

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In Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin. 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 $61,023 in Marshfield, WI to a high of $70,799 in Kenosha, WI. For early career Grant Writers, the averages range from a low of $43,766 in Marshfield, WI to a high of $50,778 in Kenosha, WI. And for late career Grant Writers, the averages range from a low of $75,303 also in Marshfield, WI, to a high of $87,367, also in Kenosha, WI. By way of comparison, mid-career average salaries are 3.28% more in Kenosha, WI than in second-place Milwaukee, WI and 16.02% more than last-place Marshfield, WI.

 

Grant Writer Salaries-WI

 

City and County Early Career 2018 Average Late Career
Green Bay, WI – Brown $46,588 $64,916 $80.107
Appleton, WI – Calumet et al. $46,266 $64,509 $79,604
Eau Claire, WI – Eau Claire $45,161 $62,968 $77,704
Madison, WI – Dane $46,169 $65,489 $80,814
Superior, WI – Douglas $46,401 $64,697 $79,836
Fond du Lac, WI – Fond du Lac $47,037 $65,584 $80,931
Kenosha, WI – Kenosha $50,778 $70,799 $87,367
La Crosse, WI – La Crosse $44,854 $62,540 $77,175
Wausau, WI – Marathon $45,330 $63,203 $77,993
Marshfield, WI – Marathon/Wood $43,766 $61,023 $75,303
Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee $49,165 $68,550 $84,592
Mequon, WI – Ozaukee $49,165 $68,550 $84,592
Racine, WI – Racine $48,445 $67,547 $83,354
Beloit, WI – Rock $46,926 $65,428 $80,739
Janesville, WI – Rock $46,926 $65,428 $80,739
Sheboygan, WI – Sheboygan $47,007 $65,542 $80,879
West Bend, WI – Washington $49,165 $68,550 $84,592
New Berlin, WI – Waukesha $49,165 $68,550 $84,592
Waukesha, WI – Waukesha $49,165 $68,550 $84,592
Oshkosh, WI – Winnebago $46,872 $65,354 $80,647
Wisconsin $47,350 $66,020 $81,469

 

As of 2018, Milwaukee, WI has the highest cost of living in Wisconsin, followed in descending order by Waukesha, WI, Sheboygan, WI, Wausau, WI, Janesville, WI, Green Bay, WI, Marshfield, WI, Eau Claire, WI, and Appleton, WI. Overall consumer prices are substantially lower in Wisconsin than in the United States overall, at 92.9% of the national average.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Delaware and Maryland, in 2018, local professional Grant Writers appear to earn generally 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 Delaware and Maryland. 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 $63,225 in Cumberland, MD to a high of $76,418 in Bowie, MD. For early career Grant Writers, the averages range from a low of $45,346 in Cumberland, MD to a high of $54,808 in Bowie, MD. And for late career Grant Writers, the averages range from a low of $78,021 also in Cumberland, MD, to a high of $94,301, also in Bowie, MD. By way of comparison, mid-career average salaries are 1.24% more in Bowie, MD than in second-place Frederick, MD and 20.87% more than in last-place Cumberland, MD.

 

Grant Writer Salaries-DE

 

City and County Early Career 2018 Average Late Career
Wilmington, DE – New Castle $51,587 $71,927 $88.759
Newark, DE – New Castle $51,587 $71,927 $88.759
Middletown, DE – New Castle $51,587 $71,927 $88.759
Dover, DE – Kent $47,930 $66,829 $82,468
Delaware $49,833 $69,481 $85,741

 

As of 2018, Wilmington, DE has the highest cost of living in Delaware, followed by Dover, DE. Overall consumer prices are somewhat higher in Delaware than in the United States overall, at 102.3% of the national average.

 

Grant Writer Salaries-MD

 

City and County Early Career 2018 Average Late Career
Cumberland, MD – Alleghany $45,346 $63,225 $78,021
Annapolis, MD – Anne Arundel $50,713 $70,709 $87,255
Westminster, MD – Carroll $50,713 $70,709 $87,255
Baltimore, MD – DNA $50,713 $70,709 $87,255
Frederick, MD – Frederick $54,137 $75,483 $93,147
Rockville, MD – Montgomery $54,137 $75,483 $93,147
Gaithersburg, MD – Montgomery $54,137 $75,483 $93,147
Bowie, MD – Prince George’s $54,808 $76,418 $94,301
College Park, MD – Prince George’s $54,808 $76,418 $94,301
Greenbelt, MD – Prince George’s $54,808 $76,418 $94,301
Laurel, MD – Prince George’s $54,808 $76,418 $94,301
Easton, MD – Talbot $47,290 $65,936 $81,366
Hagerstown, MD – Washington $47,562 $66,315 $81,833
Salisbury, MD – Wicomico $46,422 $64,726 $79,872
Maryland $51,516 $71,828 $88,637

 

As of 2018, Gaithersburg, MD and Frederick, MD have the highest cost of living in Maryland and Delaware, followed by Baltimore, MD. Overall consumer prices are substantially higher in Maryland than in the United States overall, at 111.3% of the national average.

 

 

 

 

In New Jersey, 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 New Jersey. 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 $73,072 in Vineland, NJ to a high of $80,946 in Jersey City, NJ. For early career Grant Writers, the averages range from a low of $52,408 in Vineland, NJ to a high of $58,055 in Jersey City, NJ. And for late career Grant Writers, the averages range from a low of $90.172 also in Vineland, NJ, to a high of $99,888, also in Jersey City, NJ. By way of comparison, mid-career average salaries are 4.65% more in Jersey City, NJ than in second-place Newark, NJ and 10.77% more than in last-place Vineland, NJ.

 

Grant Writer Salaries-NJ

 

City and County Early Career 2018 Average Late Career
Atlantic City, NJ – Atlantic $53,131 $74,080 $91,415
Camden, NJ – Camden $52,661 $73,425 $90.607
Cherry Hill, NJ – Camden $52,661 $73,425 $90.607
Vineland, NJ – Cumberland $52,408 $73,072 $90.172
East Orange, NJ – Essex $55,473 $77,346 $95,446
Newark, NJ – Essex $55,473 $77,346 $95,446
Bayonne, NJ – Hudson $58,055 $80,946 $99,888
Jersey City, NJ – Hudson $58,055 $80,946 $99,888
North Bergen, NJ – Hudson $58,055 $80,946 $99,888
Hamilton Township, NJ – Mercer $54,687 $76,250 $94,093
Princeton, NJ – Mercer $54,687 $76,250 $94,093
Trenton, NJ – Mercer $54,687 $76,250 $94,093
Edison, NJ – Middlesex $58,055 $80,946 $99,888
New Brunswick, NJ – Middlesex $58,055 $80,946 $99,888
Woodbridge, NJ – Middlesex $58,055 $80,946 $99,888
Parsippany, NJ – Morris $55,473 $77,346 $95,446
Lakewood, NJ – Ocean $58,055 $80,946 $99,888
Toms River, NJ – Ocean $58,055 $80,946 $99,888
Clifton, NJ – Passaic $58,055 $80,946 $99,888
Passaic, NJ – Passaic $58,055 $80,946 $99,888
Paterson, NJ – Passaic $58,055 $80,946 $99,888
Elizabeth, NJ – Union $55,473 $77,346 $95,446
New Jersey $55,223 $76,997 $95,015

 

As of 2018, Passaic, NJ has the highest cost of living in New Jersey, followed in descending order by Newark, NJ, Elizabeth, NJ, and New Brunswick, NJ. Overall consumer prices are substantially higher in New Jersey than in the United States overall, at 114.1% of the national average.

 

In New York State, 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 New York State. 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 $63,942 in Jamestown, NY to a high of $80,384 in New York, NY. For early career Grant Writers, the averages range from a low of $45,860 in Jamestown, NY to a high of $57,652 in New York, NY. And for late career Grant Writers, the averages range from a low of $78,905 also in Jamestown, NY, to a high of $99,195, also in New York, NY. By way of comparison, mid-career average salaries are 2.35% more in New York, NY than in second-place Hempstead, NY and 25.71% more than in last-place Jamestown, NY.

 

Grant Writer Salaries-NY

 

 

City and County Early Career 2018 Average Late Career
Albany, NY – Albany $48,987 $68,302 $84,286
Jamestown, NY – Chautauqua $45,860 $63,942 $78,905
Plattsburgh, NY – Clinton $46,646 $65,038 $80,257
Buffalo, NY – Erie $47,899 $66,785 $82,413
Cheektowaga, NY – Erie $47,899 $66,785 $82,413
Watertown, NY – Jefferson $46,646 $65,038 $80,257
New York, NY – Kings et al. $57,652 $80,384 $99,195
Irondequoit, NY – Monroe $48,671 $67,861 $83,742
Rochester, NY – Monroe $48,671 $67,861 $83,742
Hempstead, NY – Nassau $56,328 $78,537 $96,916
North Hempstead, NY – Nassau $56,328 $78,537 $96,916
Oyster Bay, NY – Nassau $56,328 $78,537 $96,916
Utica, NY – Oneida $46,811 $65,268 $80,541
Syracuse, NY – Onondaga $48,029 $66,966 $82,637
Newburgh, NY – Orange $57,652 $80,384 $99,195
Schenectady, NY – Schenectady $48,987 $68,302 $84,286
Brookhaven, NY – Suffolk $56,328 $78,537 $96,916
Huntington, NY – Suffolk $56,328 $78,537 $96,916
Islip, NY – Suffolk $56,328 $78,537 $96,916
Smithtown, NY – Suffolk $56,328 $78,537 $96,916
Ithaca, NY – Tompkins $47,693 $66,498 $82,059
New Rochelle, NY – Westchester $57,652 $80,384 $99,195
Yonkers, NY – Westchester $57,652 $80,384 $99,195
New York $53,102 $74,039 $91,366

 

As of 2018, New York, NY has the highest cost of living in New York, followed in descending order by Hempstead-North Hempstead, NY, Albany, NY, Ithaca, NY, Syracuse, NY, Plattsburg, NY, Rochester, NY, and Buffalo, NY. Overall consumer prices are substantially higher in New York than in the United States overall, at 117.2% of the national average.

 

 

 

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.

 

In Indiana, 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 Indiana. 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 $61,006in Richmond, IN to a high of $67,005 in Hammond, IN. For early career Grant Writers, the averages range from a low of $43,754 in Richmond, IN to a high of $48,057 in Hammond, IN. And for late career Grant Writers, the averages range from a low of $75,282 also in Richmond, IN, to a high of $82,685, also in Hammond, IN. By way of comparison, mid-career average salaries are 0.62% more in Hammond, IN than in second-place Kokomo, IN and 9.83% more than in last-place Richmond, IN.

 

Grant Writer Salaries-IN

 

City and County Early Career 2018 Average Late Career
Ft. Wayne, IN – Allen $45,055 $62,820 $77,521
Muncie, IN – Delaware $44,562 $62,132 $76,672
Elkhart, IN – Elkhart $45,789 $63,844 $78,784
Carmel, IN – Hamilton $46,120 $64,305 $79,354
Fishers IN – Hamilton $46,120 $64,305 $79,354
Noblesville, IN – Hamilton $46,120 $64,305 $79,354
Kokomo, IN – Howard $47,762 $66,594 $82,178
Greenwood, IN – Johnson $46,120 $64,305 $79,354
Gary, IN – Lake $48,057 $67,005 $82,685
Hammond, IN – Lake $48,057 $67,005 $82,685
Anderson, IN – Madison $46,120 $64,305 $79,354
Indianapolis, IN – Marion $46,120 $64,305 $79,354
Bloomington, IN – Monroe $44,895 $62,597 $77,245
Mishawaka, IN – St. Joseph $45,507 $63,450 $78,298
South Bend, IN – St. Joseph $45,507 $63,450 $78,298
Lafayette, IN – Tippecanoe $45,999 $64,137 $79,145
Evansville, IN – Vanderburgh $45,491 $63,429 $78,272
Terre Haute, IN – Vigo $45,391 $63,289 $78,099
Richmond, IN – Wayne $43,754 $61,006 $75,282
Indiana $45,623 $63,612 $78,498

 

As of 2018, Lafayette, IN has the highest cost of living in Indiana, followed in descending order by Evansville, IN, Ft. Wayne, IN, Elkhart, IN, South Bend, IN, Muncie, IN, Richmond, IN, and Indianapolis, IN. Overall consumer prices are substantially lower in Indiana than in the United States overall, at 91.1% of the national average.

 

 

 

 

In Michigan, 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 Michigan. 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 $63,267 in Midland, MI to a high of $70,980 in Ann Arbor, MI. For early career Grant Writers, the averages range from a low of $45,376 in Midland, MI to a high of $50,907 in Ann Arbor, MI. And for late career Grant Writers, the averages range from a low of $78,073 also in Midland, MI, to a high of $87,590, also in Ann Arbor, MI. By way of comparison, mid-career average salaries are 0.07% more in Ann Arbor, MI than in second-place Warren, MI and 12.19% more than in last-place Midland, MI.

 

Grant Writer Salaries-MI

 

City and County Early Career 2018 Average Late Career
Battle Creek, MI – Calhoun $48,197 $67,201 $82,927
Flint, MI – Genesee $49,200 $68,600 $84,653
Lansing, MI – Ingham $48,075 $67,031 $82,717
Jackson, MI – Jackson $48,172 $67,167 $82,884
Kalamazoo, MI – Kalamazoo $46,008 $64,148 $79,160
Grand Rapids, MI – Kent $47,739 $66,562 $82,138
Wyoming, MI – Kent $47,739 $66,562 $82,138
Chesterfield, MI – Macomb $50,872 $70,930 $87,529
Clinton Charter, MI – Macomb $50,872 $70,930 $87,529
Shelby Charter, MI – Macomb $50,872 $70,930 $87,529
Sterling Heights, MI – Macomb $50,872 $70,930 $87,529
Warren, MI – Macomb $50,872 $70,930 $87,529
Midland, MI – Midland $45,376 $63,267 $78,073
Muskegon, MI – Muskegon $47,326 $65,987 $81,428
Farmington Hills, MI – Oakland $50,872 $70,930 $87,529
Pontiac, MI – Oakland $50,872 $70,930 $87,529
Rochester Hills, MI – Oakland $50,872 $70,930 $87,529
Southfield, MI – Oakland $50,872 $70,930 $87,529
Troy, MI – Oakland $50,872 $70,930 $87,529
Holland, MI – Ottawa/Allegan $47,739 $66,562 $82,138
Saginaw, MI – Saginaw $47,455 $66,166 $81,650
Ann Arbor, MI – Washtenaw $50,907 $70,980 $87,590
Detroit, MI – Wayne $50,855 $70,906 $87,499
Canton, MI – Wayne $50,855 $70,906 $87,499
Dearborn, MI – Wayne $50,855 $70,906 $87,499
Taylor, MI – Wayne $50,872 $70,930 $87,529
Westland, MI – Wayne $50,855 $70,906 $87,499
Michigan $48,849 $68,110 $84,109

 

As of 2018, Detroit, MI has the highest cost of living in Michigan, followed in descending order by Kalamazoo, MI, and Grand Rapids, MI. Overall consumer prices are somewhat lower in Michigan than in the United States overall, at 94.4% of the national average.

 

 

 

 

In Ohio, 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 Ohio. 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 $61,448 in Steubenville, OH to a high of $66,945 in Cleveland, OH. For early career Grant Writers, the averages range from a low of $44,071 in Steubenville, OH to a high of $48,013 in Cleveland, OH. And for late career Grant Writers, the averages range from a low of $75,828 also in Steubenville, OH, to a high of $82,611, also in Cleveland, OH. By way of comparison, mid-career average salaries are 0.88% more in Cleveland, OH than in second-place Columbus, OH and 8.95% more than in last-place Steubenville, OH.

 

Grant Writer Salaries-OH

 

City and County Early Career 2018 Average Late Career
Hamilton, OH – Butler $47,182 $65,786 $81,181
Springfield, OH – Clark $46,582 $64,948 $80,147
Cleveland, OH – Cuyahoga $48,013 $66,945 $82,611
Parma, OH – Cuyahoga $48,013 $66,945 $82,611
Columbus, OH – Delaware $47,594 $66,359 $81,888
Cincinnati, OH – Hamilton $47,182 $65,786 $81,181
Findlay, OH – Hancock $44,546 $62,110 $76,645
Mentor, OH – Lake $48,013 $66,945 $82,611
Newark, OH – Licking $47,594 $66,359 $81,888
Elyria, OH – Lorain $48,013 $66,945 $82,611
Lorain, OH – Lorain $48,013 $66,945 $82,611
Steubenville, OH – Jefferson $44,071 $61,448 $75,828
Toledo, OH – Lucas $46,868 $65,348 $80,640
Youngstown, OH – Mahoning $45,827 $63,896 $78,848
Dayton, OH – Montgomery $47,161 $65,756 $81,144
Mansfield, OH – Richland $45,845 $63,922 $78,880
Chillicothe, OH – Ross $45,001 $62,744 $77,427
Portsmouth, OH – Scioto $45,001 $62,744 $77,427
Canton, OH – Stark $45,550 $63,510 $78,372
Akron, OH – Summit $46,790 $65,239 $80,506
Warren, OH – Trumbull $45,827 $63,896 $78,848
Marietta, OH – Washington $44,140 $61,554 $75,946
Ohio $46,817 $65,276 $80,552

 

As of 2018, Cleveland, OH has the highest cost of living in Ohio, followed in descending order by Akron, OH, Findlay, OH, Cincinnati, OH, Columbus, OH, Dayton, OH, and Youngstown, OH. Overall consumer prices are substantially lower in Ohio than in the United States overall, at 89.2% of the national average.

 

In Virginia, 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 Virginia. 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 $62,410 in Blacksburg, VA to a high of $75,867 in Alexandria, VA. For early career Grant Writers, the averages range from a low of $44,761 in Blacksburg, VA to a high of $54,413 in Alexandria, VA. And for late career Grant Writers, the averages range from a low of $77.014 also in Blacksburg, VA, to a high of $93,621, also in Alexandria, VA. By way of comparison, mid-career average salaries are 13.41% more in Alexandria, VA than in second-place Winchester, VA and 21.56% more than in last-place Blacksburg, VA.

 

Grant Writer Salaries-VA

 

Note that in the table below, DNA (Does Not Apply) indicates that a city is not a part of any county in Virginia.

 

 

City and County Early Career 2018 Average Late Career
Arlington, VA – Arlington $54,413 $75,867 $93,621
Staunton, VA – Augusta $45,940 $64,054 $79,043
Chesterfield, VA – Chesterfield $47,804 $66,652 $82,250
Fairfax, VA – Fairfax $54,413 $75,867 $93,621
Winchester, VA – Frederick $48,040 $66,981 $82,656
Leesburg, VA – Loudon $54,413 $75,867 $93,621
Blacksburg, VA – Montgomery $44,761 $62,410 $77.014
Manassas, VA – Prince William $54,413 $75,867 $93,621
Lexington, VA – Rockbridge $45,940 $64,054 $79,043
Harrisonburg, VA – Rockingham $45,395 $63,294 $78,105
Stafford, VA – Stafford $54,413 $75,867 $93,621
Alexandria, VA – DNA $54,413 $75,867 $93,621
Charlottesville, VA – DNA $46,097 $64,273 $79,314
Chesapeake, VA – DNA $46,640 $65,030 $80,248
Hampton, VA – DNA $46,640 $65,030 $80,248
Lynchburg, VA – DNA $45,453 $63,375 $78,205
Newport News, VA – DNA $46,640 $65,030 $80,248
Norfolk, VA – DNA $46,640 $65,030 $80,248
Richmond, VA – DNA $47,804 $66,652 $82,250
Roanoke, VA – DNA $44,894 $62,595 $77,243
Virginia Beach, VA – DNA $46,640 $65,030 $80,248
Virginia $49,232 $68,644 $84,707

 

As of 2018, Arlington, VA has the highest cost of living in Virginia, followed in descending order by Virginia Beach, VA, Richmond, VA, Winchester, VA, Harrisonburg, VA, Staunton, VA, Lynchburg, VA, Blacksburg, VA, Roanoke, VA, and Lexington, VA. Overall consumer prices are slightly higher in Virginia than in the United States overall, at 103.2% of the national average

 

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