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This post offers an overview of the 400+ pages posted to this blog in the past five 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 Investmentas a Metric for Grant Writers

 

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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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