Bid Manager Salary

The average pay for a Bid Manager is £36,691 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. A skill in Request For Proposal (RFP) Creation is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

£25,607 - £57,660
MEDIAN: £36,691

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£25,607 - £57,660  
£412.17 - £10,053  
Profit Sharing
£0.00 - £4,894  
£500 - £10,000  
Total Pay (?
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).
£26,355 - £63,966  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 19 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 423
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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 Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Request For Proposal (RFP) Creation
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Project Management

National Average

Proposal Writing
up arrow 2%

People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 63 votes.


49 %
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 10%
vision benefits Vision: 14% employee benefits None: 39%