Proposal Engineer (Sales) Salary

Earnings for Sales Proposal Engineers in the United States come in at around $68K per year on average. Earnings generally vary between $48K and $100K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Sales Proposal Engineers who answered the questionnnaire. For the most part, Sales Proposal Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,099 - $93,497
(Median)
$48K
$68K
$93K
MEDIAN: $67,676
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$48,099 - $93,497  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,101  
Profit Sharing
$2,100  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$47,901 - $99,827  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 113
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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 report a narrow range of specific skills. Those who have experience with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Excel. Those familiar with Microsoft Office also tend to 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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $62K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $74K. Sales Proposal Engineers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $81K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Sales Proposal Engineer generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $91K.

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Experience Affects Proposal Engineer (Sales) Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$70,000


Skills That Affect Proposal Engineer (Sales) Salaries


National Average
$70,000

Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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