Grant Writing Job Market

September 21, 2007

Today I was researching some real estate grant opportunities, when I came across a couple of job openings with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. That took me off on a whole other tangent (my brain is easily diverted), and just for fun I decided to go to Monster and see how many openings they have today for Grant Writers. The answer: 714. has 367 openings for Grant Writers. There are 308 openings advertised on the Yahoo! job board. To find these, I entered the keyword “development” under the category of “non-profit.” Of course, health care organizations, educational institutions and government agencies also hire Grant Writers, as do many real estate developers and other business concerns. So if you looked in those categories, you’d probably find many more jobs.

The job market for Grant Writers varies from entry level jobs to opportunities at the top level of management, and from small organizations to major players. One of great things about acquiring grant writing skills is that people who’ve learned how to bring money into an organization are often the ones promoted. Many Executive Directors have come up through the ranks of an organization and began in the development area. Salaries, also, range from entry level to generous six figures.

Personally, I’m allergic to working for other people (makes me sneeze) so I’m happy to note that Grant Writer consultants are always in demand (see my last post). Grant Writers working for themselves generally earn between $50/hour to $150/hour or more, if they have specialized skills. There is also the opportunity to participate in the equity when working on real estate and other large projects.

All of this is wonderful news for students in our Grants Training Classes. If you’d like to take advantage of these terrific career opportunities – or learn to write grants for your own projects – you can find out much more at:

You’ll also learn how to create a non-profit organization and use it to maximize your access to grant funding. And you’ll have the opportunity to become a Certified Grant Writer. This international certification will give you a big advantage as you set off on your own career path.

2 Responses to Grant Writing Job Market

  1. how to get paid to write on August 30, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Loved your take on Grant Writing Job Market |! I’m just now getting into it myself.

    • jillian on October 10, 2015 at 11:16 pm

      Best of luck!

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