Proposal Manager Salary

Earnings for Proposal Managers in the United States come in at around $76K per year on average. Overall cash earnings for Proposal Managers stretch from $51K on the lower end to $116K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $12K from bonuses and $8K from profit sharing. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Proposal Managers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 64 percent of professionals. Job satisfaction for Proposal Managers is high. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$50,751 - $109,949
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$51K
$76K
$110K
MEDIAN: $75,990
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$19.22 - $87.78
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$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
$50,751 - $109,949  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,204  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $8,137  
Commission
$993 - $10,271  
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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$51,465 - $116,122  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,208
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$19.22 - $87.78  
   
Overtime
$14.95 - $58.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,204  
   
Commission
$993 - $10,271  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $8,137  
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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$51,465 - $116,122  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 participants wield an impressively varied skill set 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 8 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Editing, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Powerpoint. Most people who know Microsoft Office also know 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.


Proposal Managers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $64K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $77K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Proposal Managers make a median salary of $89K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $98K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


For Proposal Managers, Herndon provides a pay rate that is 21 percent greater than the national average. Proposal Managers will also find cushy salaries in McLean (+14 percent), Houston (+14 percent), New York (+8 percent), and Washington (+7 percent). Falling short of the national average by 16 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Columbia. Austin and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 10 percent lower and 6 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 8%


Technical Writing
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Proposal Writing
0%

Presentation
0%

National Average
$78,000

Business Development
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%


Adobe InDesign
up arrow 8%


Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 15%

Editing
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 276 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

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: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 7%
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