Proposal Engineer (Sales) Salary
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.Read More...
Most companies require that proposal engineers (sales) hold at least an associate’s degree or technical certificate in a related field. Experience in a related position is generally required as well. Proposal engineers (sales) must be proficient in basic computer software such as the Microsoft Office suite and be able to interpret computer-generated models and graphs. Employers may prefer candidates have work experience leading, managing, and/or organizing teams. This position requires the ability to work well in a team setting, but also work well on their own with minimal supervision..
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)
Sales Proposal Engineers note just a narrow range 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 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.
Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Sales Proposal Engineers. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $64K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $71K. Sales Proposal Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $79K. Professionals who achieve more than 20 years of experience generally enjoy cushy salaries; their median compensation sits in the ballpark of $100K, a plump six-figure sum.
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