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Proposal Manager Salary

For Proposal Managers, yearly average wages total $76K annually. Total incomes of Proposal Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $12K from bonuses and close to $14K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $51K and $116K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Most Proposal Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. More than half of Proposal Managers (63 percent) survey participants are women. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$50,798 - $110,235
(Median)
$51K
$76K
$110K
MEDIAN: $75,780
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$18.65 - $87.78
(Median)
$19
$30
$88
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,798 - $110,235  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,050  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $13,906  
Commission
$1,000 - $20,000  
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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$51,422 - $116,434  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,188
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$18.65 - $87.78  
   
Overtime
$14.95 - $58.45  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,050  
   
Commission
$1,000 - $20,000  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $13,906  
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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$51,422 - $116,434  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60

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Job Description for Proposal Manager

Proposal managers oversee all of an organization’s proposals. They are typically involved in all aspects of the proposal process, although they may delegate some specific tasks and oversee the final product.

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Proposal Manager Tasks

  • Drive strategic development.
  • Develop and retain clientele.
  • Provide and coordinate presentations.
  • Achieve revenue goals.
  • Spearheard development of marketing.

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Popular Skills for Proposal Manager


Survey results imply that Proposal Managers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Windows Operating System General Use, Tech. Writing Management, Technical Writing, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 11 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Editing, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Adobe InDesign. Those proficient in Microsoft Office are, more often than not, also skilled in Business Development and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Proposal Manager

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $63K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $77K. Proposal Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $89K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $97K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Proposal Managers, busy Herndon offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 16 percent above the national average. Proposal Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+15 percent), McLean (+14 percent), Philadelphia (+9 percent), and New York (+9 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 16 percent south of the national average, can be found in Columbia. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Atlanta and Chicago (9 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Proposal Manager Salaries




National Average
$78,000


Skills That Affect Proposal Manager Salaries

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 11%


Technical Writing
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Proposal Writing
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

Presentation
0%

National Average
$78,000

Business Development
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Request For Proposal (RFP) Creation
up arrow 4%


Adobe InDesign
up arrow 12%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 15%

Editing
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 294 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 6%
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