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Proposal Manager Salary

An average Proposal Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $76K per year. Cash earnings for Proposal Managers — which occasionally include more than $12K from bonuses and more than $14K from profit sharing — stretch from around $51K to approximately $116K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are more female Proposal Managers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 64 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$50,600 - $110,058
(Median)
$51K
$76K
$110K
MEDIAN: $75,695
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$18.60 - $87.99
(Median)
$19
$30
$88
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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
$50,600 - $110,058  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,068  
Profit Sharing
$98.99 - $13,809  
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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$51,313 - $116,164  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,203
National Hourly Rate 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$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$18.60 - $87.99  
   
Overtime
$14.95 - $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 - $12,068  
   
Commission
$1,000 - $20,000  
Profit Sharing
$98.99 - $13,809  
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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$51,313 - $116,164  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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 takers working as Proposal Managers report using a large range of professional skills. 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 10 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Editing, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Adobe InDesign. Most people skilled in Microsoft Office are similarly competent 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.


Proposal Managers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $64K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $77K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Proposal Managers make a median salary of $89K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $98K.

Pay Difference by Location


Herndon offers some of the highest pay in the country for Proposal Managers, 23 percent above the national average. Proposal Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+15 percent), McLean (+14 percent), Washington (+8 percent), and New York (+8 percent). With compensation 16 percent below the national average, Columbia is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Austin (10 percent lower) and Atlanta (7 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Proposal Manager Salaries



National Average
$77,000



Skills That Affect Proposal Manager Salaries

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 10%


Technical Writing
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Proposal Writing
0%

Presentation
0%

National Average
$77,000

Business Development
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Request For Proposal (RFP) Creation
up arrow 4%


Adobe InDesign
up arrow 13%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 14%

Editing
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 293 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: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 7%
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