Proposal Manager Salary (United States)

Yearly wages for Proposal Managers in the United States typically come in around $75,989 annually. Compensation generally starts at $50,275 and does not exceed $113,926 per year. Overall incomes of Proposal Managers—including $10,360 bonuses, $9,933 profit sharing proceeds, and $25K commissions on the more lucrative end—ranges between $50,275 and $113,926. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a solid majority collect dental insurance. Female Proposal Managers are more common than men; more than half (65 percent) of Proposal Managers are women. Most Proposal Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
Proposal Manager Salary (?
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$49,986 - $106,768
(Median)
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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 (?
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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$50,275 - $113,926  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,148
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
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 (?
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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$50,275 - $113,926  
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

Survey takers working as Proposal Managers report using a large range of professional skills. 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Powerpoint, and Project Coordinating. It is often found that people who know Business Development are 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. New salaries start at $63K and reach $77K in five to 10 years. Salary comes to $88K after 10 to 20 years. Salary increase slows as Proposal Managers pass 20 years in their field, with average salaries 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 one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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New York
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National Average
$76,000
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Dallas
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Proposal Managers will find that Reston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 28 percent. 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). Falling short of the national average by 17 percent, the area with the worst salaries is 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
up arrow 18%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 12%
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%