Pay for Proposal Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $79K annually. In the world of Proposal Managers, overall income ranges from $54K near the bottom to $119K at the top; this can include more than $14K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the company, followed by career duration and location. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. There are more female Proposal Managers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 66 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$53,326 - $114,921
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$53K
$79K
$110K
MEDIAN: $79,088
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$16.94 - $79.46
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$17
$31
$79
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,326 - $114,921  
   
Bonus
$498.57 - $13,897  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,243  
Commission
$-0.50 - $20,273  
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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$53,806 - $119,359  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 951
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$16.94 - $79.46  
   
Overtime
$25.69 - $58.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$498.57 - $13,897  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $20,273  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,243  
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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$53,806 - $119,359  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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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 Employer Salaries for Proposal Manager


Kaiser Permanente leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $116K.

Popular Skills for Proposal Manager


Proposal Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Sharepoint Server, Presentation, Tech. Writing Management, and Business Development are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 13 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Adobe InDesign and Editing. Most people skilled in Microsoft Office are similarly competent in Business Development and Project Management. The majority of those who know Proposal Writing also know Project Management and Business Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Proposal Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Proposal Managers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $64K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $82K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Proposal Managers see a median salary of $92K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 $99K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $80,582

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 23 percent, Proposal Managers in Dallas receive some of the highest pay in the country. Proposal Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+20 percent), Herndon (+18 percent), Huntsville (+17 percent), and Philadelphia (+10 percent). Columbia is the lowest-paying area, 19 percent south of the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Orlando and Austin (16 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Proposal Manager Salaries




National Average
$81,000


Skills That Affect Proposal Manager Salaries







Project Management
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
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Proposal Writing
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Microsoft Excel
0%

Powerpoint
0%

National Average
$81,000

Request For Proposal (RFP) Creation
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 143 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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