Proposal Manager Salary

Proposal Managers in the United States pull down an average of $77K annually. In the world of Proposal Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $12K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $8K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $53K and $118K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the company, followed by career length and geography. Female Proposal Managers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 63 percent of professionals. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$52,194 - $111,177
(Median)
$52K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,078
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90%

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$20.07 - $90.91
(Median)
$20
$32
$91
MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,194 - $111,177  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,870  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,426  
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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$53,044 - $117,660  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,337
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$20.07 - $90.91  
   
Overtime
$15.40 - $59.86  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,870  
   
Commission
$1,000 - $20,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,426  
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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$53,044 - $117,660  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 61
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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 substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Sharepoint Server, Tech. Writing Management, Windows Operating System General Use, and Presentation are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 15 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Powerpoint, and Adobe InDesign. The majority of those who know Microsoft Office also know Business Development and Project Management. Most people experienced in Proposal Writing also know Project Management and Business Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Proposal Manager

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $64K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $79K. Proposal Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $90K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $96K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $78,796

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Proposal Managers will find that Herndon offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 21 percent. Proposal Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like McLean (+15 percent), Houston (+12 percent), Dallas (+11 percent), and Washington (+10 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 13 percent south of the national average, can be found in Austin. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Chicago (10 percent lower) and Denver (4 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Proposal Manager Salaries




National Average
$79,000


Skills That Affect Proposal Manager Salaries

Microsoft Sharepoint Server
up arrow 15%




Technical Writing
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Business Development
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Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$79,000

Proposal Writing
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 245 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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