Proposal Engineer (Sales) Salary

Sales Proposal Engineers in the United States take home approximately $67K annually on average. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Work is enjoyable for Sales Proposal Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Sales Proposal Engineers who answered the questionnnaire. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$46,313 - $91,008

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$46,313 - $91,008  
   
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$46,363 - $95,874  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 100
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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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional 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 Office also 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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $59K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $74K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Sales Proposal Engineers make a median salary of $77K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $87K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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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

Microsoft Office
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National Average
$70,000

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
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 6%
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