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Proposal Engineer (Sales) Salary

Sales Proposal Engineers in the United States can expect wages of $65K per year on average. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Sales Proposal Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$45,754 - $89,930
(Median)
$46K
$65K
$90K
MEDIAN: $64,577
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$45,754 - $89,930  
   
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$0.00 - $9,616  
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$45,587 - $93,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 111

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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)


Job skills reported by Sales Proposal Engineers are limited. Those who have experience with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. 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 a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $56K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $72K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Sales Proposal Engineers see a median salary of $81K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $87K.

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Experience Affects Proposal Engineer (Sales) Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$67,000


Skills That Affect Proposal Engineer (Sales) Salaries

Microsoft Office
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National Average
$67,000

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 5%