Proposal Manager Salary (United States)

Salaries for Proposal Managers in the United States sit in the ballpark of $75,989 per year. Pay starts at $50,275 and can approach $113,926 per year on the higher side. The range in cash compensation to Proposal Managers (largely between $49,986 and $106,768) includes potential earnings of $10,360 from bonuses, $9,933 from profit sharing, and commissions of $25K in exceptional cases. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Benefits are common in this line of work, with nearly all reporting medical and dental coverage and most collecting vision insurance. There are more female Proposal Managers than male, making up 65 percent of individuals in this profession. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Proposal Managers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Proposal Manager Salary (?
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$49,986 - $106,768
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MEDIAN: $74,251
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Proposal Manager Salary (?
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$18.19 - $87.35
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,986 - $106,768  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,360  
Profit Sharing
$150.33 - $9,933  
Commission
$1,500 - $25,000  
Total Pay (?
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$50,275 - $113,926  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,148
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$18.19 - $87.35  
   
Overtime
$15.48 - $58.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,360  
   
Commission
$1,500 - $25,000  
Profit Sharing
$150.33 - $9,933  
Total Pay (?
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$50,275 - $113,926  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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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 require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Windows Operating System General Use, Technical Writing, and Tech. Writing Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 18 percent, 12 percent, 6 percent, and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Powerpoint, and Project Coordinating. Those proficient in Business Development are, more often than not, also skilled in Proposal Writing.

Pay by Experience Level for Proposal Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Proposal Managers, experience seems to be a major factor in determining pay. Starting out, salaries fall in the $63K range but grow to $77K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $88K. Proposal Managers who stay in the field for several decades see their salaries grow less quickly after 20 years, with incomes eventually hovering around $100K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 11 percent. More than half of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.

Pay Difference By Location

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$76,000
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For Proposal Managers, Reston provides a pay rate that is 28 percent greater than the national average. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like Houston, Fairfax, Raleigh, and Washington, top-paying markets where Proposal Managers rake in more than the national norm (+18 percent, +10 percent, +8 percent, and +7 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 17 percent south of the national average, can be found in Orlando. Workers in Columbia and Seattle earn less than others in this profession; their -14 percent and -13 percent-salaries fall short of the national average.

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Experience Affects Proposal Manager Salaries

National Average
$76,000

Skills That Affect Proposal Manager Salaries

Strategic Planning
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Proposal Writing
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Business Development
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Project Management
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National Average
$76,000
Presentation
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Excel
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Project Coordinating
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 363 votes.

Gender

Female
65%
female alumni
 
Male
35%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 7%
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