For Proposal Managers, annual average wages total $78K per year. Total cash earnings of Proposal Managers range from $54K on the low end to $118K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $14K and $8K, respectively. While career length and location impact pay for this group, the specific employer is the most influential factor. Female Proposal Managers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (67 percent) are women. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision plans. Most Proposal Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Read More
$53,151 - $112,008
$53K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,956
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$17.03 - $84.96
$17
$32
$85
MEDIAN: $31.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,151 - $112,008  
   
Bonus
$501 - $13,642  
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $7,500  
Commission
$5,000  
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).
)
$53,643 - $118,233  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 939
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.
)
$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$17.03 - $84.96  
   
Overtime
$26.07 - $57.38  
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.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$501 - $13,642  
   
Commission
$5,000  
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $7,500  
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).
)
$53,643 - $118,233  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 43

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

Proposal Manager Tasks

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

Proposal Manager Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Employer Salaries for Proposal Manager


Kaiser Permanente attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $116K.

Popular Skills for Proposal Manager


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Sharepoint Server, Presentation, Tech. Writing Management, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 12 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Adobe InDesign, Editing, and Powerpoint. People who know Proposal Writing usually also know Project Management and Business Development. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Office are 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Proposal Managers. 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 $81K. Proposal Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $91K. 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 $98K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $79,720

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

Surpassing the national average by 22 percent, Proposal Managers in Houston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Proposal Managers will also find cushy salaries in Huntsville (+18 percent), Herndon (+18 percent), Philadelphia (+15 percent), and Dallas (+13 percent). The lowest-paying market is Columbia, which sits 18 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 8 percent less in Austin and 6 percent less in Fairfax, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Proposal Manager

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 135 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
13%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Proposal Manager Salaries




National Average
$80,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 135 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 8%
ADVERTISEMENT