Proposal Engineer (Sales) Salary

Average Sales Proposal Engineers in the United States make around $66K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Sales Proposal Engineers survey respondents are men (73 percent). Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$46,431 - $90,807
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$46K
$66K
$91K
MEDIAN: $66,086
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$46,529 - $95,542  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102
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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)


Survey takers who work as Sales Proposal Engineers typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. Those educated in Microsoft Office tend to be well versed in Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Proposal Engineer (Sales)

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $58K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $74K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $77K in this role. Sales Proposal Engineers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $87K.

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Experience Affects Proposal Engineer (Sales) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
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National Average
$69,000


Skills That Affect Proposal Engineer (Sales) Salaries

Microsoft Office
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National Average
$69,000

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.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

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