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This new 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-2019. Other posts for 2019 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 2019, Salary.com has reported that the median annual salary for “Grants/Proposal Writers” in 51 cities was $68,629. The middle 20 cities selected for exploration earned medians from $65,714 to $72,210; the bottom 10 selected cities earned medians of $65,159 or less; and the top 10 selected cities earned medians of $73,797 or more. Base salaries represented about 70% of total compensation; the other 30% of total compensation were fringe benefits and bonuses.

 

% National Median Salary

 

Calculated on a full 52-week year, the same median annual salary worked out to $1,319.79 per week, and the range for the 51 cities’ medians was $1,105.50 to $1,611.63 per week. Calculated over a 2,080-hour work-year, the same national median annual salary worked out to $32.99 per hour, and the range for the 51 cities became from $27.64 per hour to $40.29 per hour. The highest median salary was 145.8% of the lowest median salary.

 

Median Salaries By Selected Cities

 

As of mid 2019, “median annual salaries” in 51 selected cities searched on Salary.com ranged from $57,486 in Pierre, SD to $83,805 in New York City, NY. In mid 2019, 21 of the medians for the 51 cities fell in the range of $65,000 to $70,000.

 

Median Annual Salaries — 2019 Data Comparisons
  Salary.com Data As % of 2019 Median for 51 Cities
Median $68,629 100.00%
New England States
Hartford CT $74,907 109.15%
Portland, ME $69,191 100.82%
Boston, MA $78,783 114.80%
Manchester, NH $73,139 106.57%
Providence, RI $73,346 106.87%
Burlington, VT $68,360 99.61%
Mid-Atlantic States
Dover, DE $73,797 107.53%
Washington, DC $77,038 112.25%
Baltimore, MD $71,199 103.74%
Newark, NJ $79,095 115.25%
New York, NY $83,805 122.11%
Philadelphia, PA $74,524 108.59%
Charleston, WV $63,089 91.93%
Midwestern States
Chicago, IL $73,777 107.50%
Indianapolis, IN $67,342 98.12%
Louisville, KY $65,312 95.17%
Detroit, MI $70,964 103.40%
Columbus, OH $68,325 99.56%
Great Plains States
Des Moines, IA $66,559 96.98%
Kansas City, KS $68,078 99.20%
Minneapolis, MN $73,762 107.48%
St. Louis, MO $68,193 99.36%
Lincoln, NE $65,042 94.77%
Bismarck, ND $64,557 94.07%
Pierre, SD $57,486 83.76%
Milwaukee, WI $68,664 100.05%
Northwestern States
Anchorage, AK $77,947 113.58%
Boise, ID $65,714 95.75%
Great Falls, MT $60,048 87.50%
Portland, OR $72,391 105.48%
Seattle, WA $76,002 110.74%
Casper, WY $64,523 94.02%
Southeastern States
Birmingham, AL $65,159 94.94%
Little Rock, AR $64,372 93.80%
Jacksonville, FL $66,458 96.84%
Atlanta, GA $68,214 99.40%
New Orleans, LA $68,757 100.19%
Jackson, MS $61,634 89.81%
Charlotte, NC $67,846 98.86%
Charleston, SC $65,370 95.25%
Nashville, TN $64,183 93.52%
Richmond, VA $69,434 101.17%
Southwestern States
Phoenix, AZ $68,629 100.00%
Los Angeles, CA $78,332 114.14%
Denver, CO $70,043 102.06%
Honolulu, HI $72,210 105.22%
Las Vegas, NV $72,030 104.96%
Albuquerque, NM $64,689 94.26%
Okla. City, OK $65,679 95.70%
Houston, TX $70,992 103.44%
Salt Lake City, UT $65,690 95.72%

 

As in previous years, the median annual salaries in mid 2019 were no more uniform within most states than they were around the country. Out of the 51 cities examined here, only 11 were within $1,000 (plus or minus) of the national median (for the selected cities).

 

 

 

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Throughout the past decade, American grant writers have continued their efforts to distinguish, elevate, standardize, and formalize the training and professional status of their peers. Among the organizations at the forefront of such efforts are the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the American Grant Writers’ Association (AGWA), and the Grant Professionals Association (GPA). This post is revised to reflect mid-2019. Reported information comes from the respective organizations’ websites.

 

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Association of Fundraising Professionals

The 31,000-member Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) was founded in 1960. Although grant writers count among AFP members, AFP is by no means only for grant writers. Its website is https://www.afpnet.org/. Annual regular individual professional membership is $250; separate annual chapter dues are $25 to $120. AFP also offers several other types of membership. AFP holds three-day annual conferences; its next conference will be March 29-31, 2020 in Baltimore, MD.

 

AFP offers a widely acclaimed Code of Ethics. Its continuous education-related services encompass webinars, an extensive bookstore, research and practice tools, and many members-only publications. Among networking resources, AFP offers discussion groups, a membership directory, a consultant directory, and a career center. AFP runs a three-day annual conference (plus a two-day preconference); it also runs a Leadership Academy. Its credentialing exams are the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE) programs.

 

American Grant Writers’ Association

The 1,200-member American Grant Writers’ Association (AGWA) was founded in 2002. AGWA individual membership is $119 for one year or $200 for two years. Business memberships are available for $179 for one year or $358 for two years. AGWA holds two-day annual conferences; its next conference will occur July 18-19, 2019 in Austin, TX. The website is http://www.agwa.us/.

 

AGWA advances professionalization through professional standards and a code of ethics and access to professional liability insurance (E&O). It offers nine primary membership benefits. Among its networking resources are its two-day annual grant conference, a listing in a networking membership roster for certified grant writer consultants, and a members-only portal. AGWA offers continuous education-related services such as six online courses, a four-day grant researching and proposal writing workshop, a members-only newsletter, and the Certified Grant Writer® (CGW) Exam, which is its credentialing exam. Its employment-related services include sharing information about how to hire a grant writer and making members’ résumés available to prospective employers.

 

Grant Professionals Association

The 2,800+-member Grant Professionals Association (GPA) – formerly the American Association of Grant Professionals (AAGP) – was founded in 1998. Its website is http://grantprofessionals.org/. GPA regular individual professional membership is $220 per year, plus its 46 chapters’ dues of $10 to $25 per year; other types of membership are available. GPA runs four-day annual conferences; its next conference will happen November 6-9, 2019 in Washington, DC.

 

GPA advances professionalization through a Grant Professional Certification (GPC) program conducted through the Grant Professionals Certification Institute™ (GPCI). Its employment-related services include a Job Center with a searchable job postings database and a consultants listing for firms seeking to retain a grant-writing consultant. GPA offers a Consultant Mentoring Program; it also publishes a weekly online newsletter, a periodic Strategy Papers series, and an annual peer-reviewed journal. Its networking resources include a four-day annual conference and online access to more than 80 webinars.

 

Observations

The continuing professionalization of grant writing reflects an effort to establish it as an enterprise distinct from fundraising. All three leading professional associations that encompass grant writing have their own conferences, exams, credentials, codes of ethics, and literature about effective practices.

 

Overview of Professional Associations for Grant Writers
AFP AGWA GPA
Founded 1960 2002 1998
Membership Fee $250 $119 $220
Members 31,000 1,200 2,800+
Conference 3-day 2-day 4-day
Credentials CFRE/ACFRE CGW GPC

 

The costs of individual professional memberships vary by about 125%. The scope and quality of resources available to members vary widely as well. The fee structures and the extent of resources appear to reflect the size and longevity of the three associations and the narrowness or breadth of their missions.

 

Note

Discussion of the existence of the AFP, the AGWA, and the GPA is intended for informational purposes only. Endorsement or sanction of any of the associations is neither intended nor implied.

 

In late 2018, many blogs offer insights about how to seek, find, get, and keep a grant award, how to write a grant proposal, and related topics. The blogs vary widely in longevity, source, style, scope, depth, and quality; each one is worth a visit, perhaps even a tour.

 

This first post samples some of the diverse blogs about grant seeking and grant proposal writing. Its illustrative topics are: assessments of need; career paths; choice of voice; collaboration and networks; development process; goals and objectives; and grant writing myths. The second post will sample the same blogs. Its topics will be: logic models; planning tools; prospect research; success factors; sustainability; and technical reviews. The context for both posts is the United States of America. Comments are always welcome.

 

Assessments of Need

 

Among grant seekers and grant makers alike, evidence of need is a springboard for action. On the Professional Grant Writer Blog, a post offers four ways to improve statements of needin grant proposals. The Grant Training Center Blogalso presents a post by Mathilda Harris about how to craft a compelling statementof need. GrantResultsoffers 16 tips for presenting an assessment of need(2012, revised 2017), as well as tips for addressing other common elements of grant proposal narratives.

 

Career Paths

 

Grant writing is a peculiar occupation. On the Grantsmanship Center Blog, Barbara Floersh explains how and why “grant writer” needs burialas a job title, since it is the grant maker that writes the check for a grant award, not the grant seeker; the position is more aptly called a “proposal writer”. In an engaging post on the Seliger+Associates Grant Writing Blog, Isaac Seliger explores work styles and writing habitsas occupational facets of developing grant proposals. GrantResultsdescribes what grant writers doand common career pathsas two posts in a five-part series (2017) about grant writing as a career.

 

Choice of Voice

 

As acts of writing, grant proposals must persuade as well as describe. On the Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops Blogare several useful reminders about the importance of voiceand word choice in persuading makers of scientific research grants. In an eloquent post on the Grant Training Center Blog, Mathilda Harris presents five aspects of writing stylethat improve the odds of winning a grant award. An incisive post by Holly Thompson about the power of consistencyin proposals, on the Grantsmanship Center Blog, is also apropos. GrantResultshas a post (2013) about choice of voice(formal/informal, technical/non-technical) in writing grant proposals.

 

Collaboration and Networks

 

Collaboration often helps position grant seekers to win grants; networking among grant seekers fosters collaboration. On the Grant Plant Blog, a compelling post describes the challenges and benefitsof collaboration among nonprofits. In a persuasive post on theGrant Helpers Blog, Roland Garton presents how inter-agency collaborationsmay stimulate partnerships and lead to more grant awards. Isaac Seliger, on theSeliger+Associates Grant Writing Blogoffers an entirely different take on the merits of collaborationin grant seeking. On a related topic, GrantResultshas a three-part series (2013, revised 2018) about creating and sustaining networks of grant seekers.

 

Development Process

 

Creating a grant proposal entails far more than writing. On the Grant Helpers Blog, Roland Garton explains how developing a proposal entails planning and researchas well as writing. An illuminating post in the Let’s Talk Nonprofit Blogdepicts writing grant proposals as having three legs(research, writing, and review). Similarly, GrantResultsoffers a post (2012) about the four dimensionsof developing grant proposals (research, communication, budget, and writing).

 

Goals and Objectives

 

In writing a program design for a grant proposal, a goal is the completed marathon, and objectives measure what it takes to complete it. On the Grant Professionals Association Blog, Lisa Sihvonen-Binder distinguishes between goals and objectivesand explains why they are not the same thing. GrantResultsdefines goals and objectives in a five-part dictionary of proposal developmentterms (2016, revised 2018). GrantResultsalso offers a seven-part dictionary of budget developmentterms (2016, revised 2018).

 

Grant Writing Myths

 

Myths about grant making and grant seeking abound. As an example, the Grant Geek Blogprovides a cautionary tale about several myths surrounding the ease of getting grantsfor businesses and individuals. A brief post on the Professional Grant Writer Blogdelineates five frequently encountered grant writing myths. In a discerning post on the Grant Training Center Blog, Mathilda Harris describes eight grant writing mythsthat confront grant seekers from the outset. GrantResultsprovides a (revised) 12-part series (2016) about the myth of omnipotenceand 11 other myths in the arena of grant funding.

 

 

This post offers an overview of the 400+ pages posted to this blog in the past six years. It may serve visitors as an aid in searching Grant Results for posts about diverse practical aspects of grant writing as a career, state and national resources for grant seekers, and sundry tools and tips for writing competitive grant proposals. With the few exceptions noted, its context is the United States of America.

 

Grant Writing as a Career

  • Common Career Paths
  • What Grant Writers Do
  • Essential Tools/Skills
  • Where Grant Writers Work
  • When Grant Writers Work

 

Grant Consulting: Rates and Fees

  • Hourly Rates and Flat Rates
  • Prospect Research Fees
  • Retainer Fees
  • Proposal Revision and Review Fees
  • Proposal Planning and Other Fees

 

Grant Writer Salaries

  • Median Annual Salaries
  • Median Salaries in All 50 US States
  • Median Salaries in 51 US Cities
  • Median Salaries in Australia
  • Median Salaries in Canada
  • Median Salaries in the United Kingdom
  • Median Salaries in Mexico
  • Median Salaries in the Caribbean Region

 

Professional Associations for Grant Writers

 

Grant Writers’ Networks

  • Purposes and Benefits
  • Questions for Start-Ups
  • Online Presence

 

Grant Writing Dictionaries:

  • Budget Development Dictionary A-Z
  • Proposal Development Dictionary A-Z

 

Finding Funding: Sources of Federal Grants

 

Finding State Education Grants

  • Southwest
  • Northwest
  • Great Plains
  • Midwest
  • Southeast
  • Mid-Atlantic
  • New England

 

State Grant Maker Directories

  • Southwest
  • Northwest
  • Great Plains
  • Midwest
  • Southeast
  • Mid-Atlantic
  • New England
  • Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands

 

Writing Competitive Grant Proposals

  • SMART Goals
  • PESTLE Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Red Team Reviews
  • RASCI Charts
  • Gantt Charts
  • Using Strategic Plans

 

Grant Writing Basics

  • Abstracts
  • Needs Assessments
  • Research-based Rationales
  • Project Objectives
  • Project Goals
  • Timelines
  • Personnel Plans
  • Management Plans
  • Dissemination Plans
  • Sustainability Plans
  • Evaluation Plans
  • Itemized Budgets
  • Budget Justifications
  • Proposal Attachments
  • Tables of Contents
  • Cover Letters

 

Common Proposal Application Forms

  • Proposal Elements
  • Contacting Funders
  • Roles of Evaluation
  • Lengths and Formats
  • Revenue Sources
  • Expense Categories

 

Why Proposals Don’t Win Grants

  • Choices of Opportunities
  • Applicant Attributes
  • Context and Competition
  • Grant Readiness
  • Proposal Content
  • Development and Delivery

 

Logic Models

  • Performance Indicators and Logic Models
  • Elements of a Logic Model
  • Defining a Logic Model
  • Basics of Logic Models
  • Types of Logic Models
  • Benefits of Logic Models
  • Alternative Logic Models
  • Use of Logic Models in Evaluation

 

Myths in Grant-Seeking

  • Myth of Instantaneity
  • Myth of Uniformity
  • Myth of Needless Complexity
  • Myth of Automaticity
  • Myth of Universal Eligibility
  • Myth of Substitutability
  • Myth of Omnipotence
  • Myth of Relationships

 

Proposal Boilerplate and Proposal Templates

  • Uses of Boilerplate in Grant Proposals
  • Hazards of Cloned Proposals
  • Using Proposal Templates

 

Funding Success Rates

 

Learning from Technical Review Forms

 

Return on Investment as a Metric for Grant Writers

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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