Proposal Manager Salary

Median pay for Proposal Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $77K annually. Including potential for bonuses, profit sharing and commission — peaking near $12K, $8K, and $20K, respectively — total cash payment to Proposal Managers can bottom out near $53K or top out at around $118K. The company is the main element affecting pay for this group — career duration and location are driving factors as well. Women make up the majority of Proposal Managers (63 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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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 (?
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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 deep pool of skills on the job. 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. For most people, competency in Microsoft Office indicates knowledge of Business Development and Project Management. Those proficient in Proposal Writing are, more often than not, also skilled in 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.


For Proposal Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $64K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $79K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $90K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $96K.

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). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Austin, 13 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Chicago (10 percent less) and Denver (4 percent less).

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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
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 16%

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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