Average Sales Proposal Engineers in the United States make around $68K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Sales Proposal Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Sales Proposal Engineers (81 percent) who took the survey are men. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$53,067 - $96,619
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$53K
$68K
$97K
MEDIAN: $67,790
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$53,067 - $96,619  
   
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$0.00 - $10,581  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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$52,187 - $101,890  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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Job Description for Proposal Engineer (Sales)

Proposal engineers (sales) work with designers and engineers to ensure a cost-effective solution for each customer’s specific needs. They serve as a facilitator from the start to finish of developing project proposals. This involves interacting with sales, design, and merchandising staff, as well as providing feedback to the customer. They are required to represent the company off-site to gather data, meet with customers, and find potential customers. Proposal engineers (sales) must be adaptable and able to quickly shift attention from one process or project to the next. It is important that the proposal engineer is able to fully understand and attempt to meet customers' needs in a timely and professional manner. Employers also require that the proposal engineer travel to represent the company, as well as meet with clients and potential clients.

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Proposal Engineer (Sales) Tasks

  • Prepare professional, customized and client centered proposals.
  • Establish and maintain draft copies.
  • Complete questionnaires used to bid for new/renewal business.
  • Review all proposal inputs and outputs.

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Popular Skills for Proposal Engineer (Sales)


Sales Proposal Engineers note just a narrow range of job skills. Those who have experience with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people experienced in Microsoft Excel also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Proposal Engineer (Sales)

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Sales Proposal Engineers. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $64K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $71K. Sales Proposal Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $79K. Professionals who achieve more than 20 years of experience generally enjoy cushy salaries; their median compensation sits in the ballpark of $100K, a plump six-figure sum.

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Experience Affects Proposal Engineer (Sales) Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$70,000


Skills That Affect Proposal Engineer (Sales) Salaries


Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$70,000

Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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