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Bid Manager Salary

Bid Managers in the United States take home approximately $66K annually on average. The majority of Bid Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Bid Managers (61 percent) who took the survey are female. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$34,832 - $108,306
(Median)
$35K
$66K
$110K
MEDIAN: $66,048
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$14.76 - $18.96
(Median)
$15
$16
$19
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$34,832 - $108,306  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,978  
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).
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$33,324 - $122,918  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 141
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.76 - $18.96  
   
Overtime
$22.06 - $25.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,978  
   
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).
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$33,324 - $122,918  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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Job Description for Bid Manager

A bid manager oversees the process of bidding on contracts, from initial development and structuring to placing the bid to follow-up. They typically oversee a team that gathers the necessary information, performs cost analysis, and completes other tasks that are necessary to create an accurate and successful bid. Additionally, the bid manager is responsible for reporting the status of bids to executive management. An average day for a bid manager involves assessing the status of bids in progress, checking in with colleagues and department team members, reporting to direct supervisors, performing research, and refining bid data to present a polished bid. The job takes place primarily indoors, though in some cases travel and on-site inspection may be necessary for the manager to gather additional information for project completion.

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Bid Manager Tasks

  • Manage the bid budget.
  • Manage large bids.
  • Ensure review of the bid process and contract.
  • Monitor progress and resolve issues that arise.

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Pay by Experience Level for Bid Manager

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


Bid Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $51K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $71K. On average, Bid Managers make $72K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $73K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Bid Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$65,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 13%