Proposal Manager Salary

Earnings for Proposal Managers in the United States come in at around $76K annually on average. In the world of Proposal Managers, total cash compensation ranges from $52K on the lower end to $116K on the higher end; this includes bonuses that reach $12K and profit sharing that approaches $8K in rare cases, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $10K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Proposal Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Proposal Managers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 64 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$50,960 - $110,142

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$19.58 - $88.44

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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
$50,960 - $110,142  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,236  
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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$51,818 - $116,374  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,221
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$19.58 - $88.44  
   
Overtime
$14.68 - $58.77  
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$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,236  
   
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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$51,818 - $116,374  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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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 report using 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 7 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Editing, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Adobe InDesign. Most people skilled in Microsoft Office are similarly competent 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.


Proposal Managers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. 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 $78K. Proposal Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $89K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $97K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Proposal Managers in Herndon enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 22 percent above the national average. Proposal Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+14 percent), McLean (+14 percent), Washington (+9 percent), and Philadelphia (+8 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 11 percent south of the national average, can be found in Austin. Below-median salaries also turn up in Chicago and Denver (7 percent lower and 4 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 7%


Technical Writing
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Presentation
up arrow 1%

National Average
$78,000

Proposal Writing
up arrow 1%

Business Development
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%




Adobe InDesign
up arrow 10%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 15%

Editing
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 267 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 7%
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