Sales Proposal Engineers in the United States can expect wages of $67K annually on average. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Sales Proposal Engineers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 83 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most people is this field find their work highly enjoyable. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$52,116 - $97,763
$52K
$67K
$98K
MEDIAN: $67,201
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$20.00 - $37.87
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,116 - $97,763  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,505  
Profit Sharing
$3,750  
Total Pay (?
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$53,159 - $102,427  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$32.00  
   
Overtime
$45.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,505  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,750  
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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$53,159 - $102,427  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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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

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

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Popular Skills for Proposal Engineer (Sales)


Survey results show that Sales Proposal Engineers typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people who know 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.


For many Sales Proposal Engineers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $64K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $71K. Sales Proposal Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $80K. Veteran professionals who boast more than 20 years of relevant experience enjoy plum median salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $100K.

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Key Stats for Proposal Engineer (Sales)

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
034
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Proposal Engineer (Sales) Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$69,000


Skills That Affect Proposal Engineer (Sales) Salaries



National Average
$69,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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