A Bid Manager earns an average salary of £37,189 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

£26,416 - £55,297
MEDIAN: £37,189

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£26,416 - £55,297  
£443.85 - £6,525  
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
£26,676 - £59,412  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 219

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Pay by Experience Level for Bid Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £38,686

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Bid Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Bid Manager in Portsmouth:
"Bid Management Is Stressful But Has Its Rewards."
Get project management qualifications (Association of Project Managers), use what you learn day to day on bids. Ensure you are a member of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals and use their best practice methods. Work on bids that will win, by: a/Starting before you receive the Response for Quotation (RFQ) - focus on what you need to do to win. B/Ensure the business can deliver on their promises. C/ The company is focussed on winning and is going to put in the effort (finance).

Bid Manager in Cambridge:
"Commercial Bid Management at Morpho."
You Need to be extremely well organised. You Need to be flexible. You must be a strong communicator understanding what you are responsible for. You must be able to meet deadlines. Lead a cross functional global team. Need to problem solve. Build strong relationships across the business through being authentic and respectful. Willingness to go the extra mile. Need to be flexible with working hours - US West Coast and Asia particularly.

What is it like working as a Bid Manager?

Bid Manager in Save The Children:
"Challenging, interesting, sometimes frustration"
Pros: Good colleagues; interesting scope of work; quite a bit of international travel, medium stress level
Cons: Can be frustrating coordinating across so many teams; tight deadlines

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Experience Affects Bid Manager Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Bid Manager Salaries

Request For Proposal (RFP) Creation
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Project Management
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National Average

People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.


55 %
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 10%
medical benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 43%