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Proposal Manager Salary

For Proposal Managers, yearly average wages total $76K annually. In the world of Proposal Managers, overall income ranges from $51K near the bottom to $116K at the top; this can include more than $12K from bonuses and more than $14K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. More than half of Proposal Managers (64 percent) survey participants are women. Job satisfaction for Proposal Managers is high. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$50,668 - $109,590
(Median)
$51K
$76K
$110K
MEDIAN: $75,549
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$18.48 - $87.57
(Median)
$18
$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
$50,668 - $109,590  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,996  
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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$51,158 - $116,086  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,179
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$18.48 - $87.57  
   
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 - $11,996  
   
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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$51,158 - $116,086  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | 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


Proposal Managers seem to exploit a large range 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. For most people, competency in Business Development indicates knowledge of Proposal Writing.

Pay by Experience Level for Proposal Manager

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


For many Proposal Managers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $63K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $77K. Proposal Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $89K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $98K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


For Proposal Managers, McLean provides a pay rate that is 18 percent greater than the national average. Proposal Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Herndon (+16 percent), Houston (+15 percent), Washington (+8 percent), and New York (+6 percent). In Columbia, salaries are 15 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Austin and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 10 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Proposal Manager Salaries




National Average
$77,000


Skills That Affect Proposal Manager Salaries

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 11%


Project Management
up arrow 4%

Technical Writing
up arrow 4%

Proposal Writing
0%

Presentation
0%

National Average
$77,000

Business Development
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Request For Proposal (RFP) Creation
up arrow 4%


Adobe InDesign
up arrow 13%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 14%

Editing
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 301 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: 72% employee benefits None: 7%