Proposal Engineer (Sales) Salary

Pay for Sales Proposal Engineers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $67K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Sales Proposal Engineers. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Sales Proposal Engineers survey respondents are men (75 percent). Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$46,073 - $90,527

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$45,298 - $95,703  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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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.


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 report a focused set 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 Office also know Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Proposal Engineer (Sales)

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

More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $59K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $72K. For Sales Proposal Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $77K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $87K.

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Experience Affects Proposal Engineer (Sales) Salaries

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Skills That Affect Proposal Engineer (Sales) Salaries

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.


25 %
75 %

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: 93% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 6%