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Proposal Manager Salary (United States)

Proposal Managers in the United States ordinarily take home approximately $74K per year. Final incomes of Proposal Managers generally vary between $50K and $114K; more lucrative packages include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions — occasionally as high as $10K each for the first two and $25K for the last. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all workers report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Proposal Managers (65 percent) are women. The majority of Proposal Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by individuals who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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 (?
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 participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. 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. Most people experienced in Business Development also know Proposal Writing.

Pay by Experience Level for Proposal Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Proposal Managers. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $63K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $75K on average — a distinctly larger sum. On average, Proposal Managers make $87K following one to two decades on the job. 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 $94K. More than half of respondents report one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just under one in three of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than two percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining nearly one-tenth.

Pay Difference By Location

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$76,000
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Proposal Managers will find that Reston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 28 percent. Houston, Fairfax, Raleigh, and Washington are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Proposal Managers earning around 18 percent, 10 percent, 8 percent, and 7 percent more than average. The smallest paychecks in the market, 17 percent south of the national average, can be found in Orlando. Columbia and Seattle are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 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 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%