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Proposal Manager Salary

The average Proposal Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $74K per year. The range in cash compensation to Proposal Managers ($51K to $114K) includes potential earnings of $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Proposal Managers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 64 percent of professionals. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$50,317 - $106,727
(Median)
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61K
74K
89K
110K
MEDIAN: $74,461
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$18.13 - $89.80
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,317 - $106,727  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,424  
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $10,000  
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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$50,695 - $113,825  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,154
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$18.13 - $89.80  
   
Overtime
$15.36 - $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 - $10,424  
   
Commission
$1,000 - $20,000  
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $10,000  
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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$50,695 - $113,825  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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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 respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Windows Operating System General Use, Tech. Writing Management, and Technical Writing are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 18 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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 does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $64K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $75K. Proposal Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $87K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $95K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


McLean is home to an above-average pay rate for Proposal Managers, 20 percent higher than the national average. Proposal Managers will also find cushy salaries in Herndon (+17 percent), Houston (+15 percent), Boston (+6 percent), and Washington (+6 percent). Trailing the national average by 18 percent, Orlando is the market with the smallest paychecks. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Columbia and Seattle (14 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Proposal Manager Salaries



National Average
$76,000



Skills That Affect Proposal Manager Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 18%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 10%



Project Management
up arrow 1%

Proposal Writing
0%

National Average
$76,000

Business Development
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Presentation
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%



Project Coordinating
up arrow 7%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 336 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 6%