Proposal Manager Salary

Earnings for Proposal Managers in the United States come in at around $76K annually on average. The range in cash compensation to Proposal Managers (largely between $52K and $116K) includes potential earnings of $12K from bonuses, $8K from profit sharing, and commissions of $10K in exceptional cases. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Female Proposal Managers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (64 percent) are women. The majority of Proposal Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$50,891 - $110,095
(Median)
$51K
$76K
$110K
MEDIAN: $76,000
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$19.17 - $87.99
(Median)
$19
$31
$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
$50,891 - $110,095  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,204  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $8,137  
Commission
$1,000 - $10,241  
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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$51,615 - $116,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,211
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$19.17 - $87.99  
   
Overtime
$14.87 - $58.55  
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 - $12,204  
   
Commission
$1,000 - $10,241  
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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$51,615 - $116,294  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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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 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. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Editing, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Adobe InDesign. Those proficient in Microsoft Office are, more often than not, also skilled 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $63K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $78K. For Proposal Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $89K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $98K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Proposal Managers in Herndon enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 21 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 (+9 percent). Austin ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 10 percent below the national average. Workers in Chicago and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 6 percent less, 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 3%

Presentation
up arrow 1%

Proposal Writing
0%

National Average
$78,000

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 271 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
30%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 7%
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