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Proposal Engineer (Sales) Salary

Sales Proposal Engineers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $63K per year. The pay spectrum stretches from $45K to $90K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Sales Proposal Engineers (68 percent) survey respondents are male. Though the majority of Sales Proposal Engineers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$44,685 - $86,344
(Median)
45K
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63K
77K
86K
MEDIAN: $63,354
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$44,685 - $86,344  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,396  
Commission
$0.00 - $16,000  
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).
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$44,596 - $89,686  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 111
United States (change)

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 only report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word can expect to be compensated well for these skills. 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.


Sales Proposal Engineers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $56K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $72K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $76K in this role. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $81K.

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Experience Affects Proposal Engineer (Sales) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 17%


National Average
$65,000


Skills That Affect Proposal Engineer (Sales) Salaries

National Average
$65,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 5%