An Entry-Level Proposal Manager earns an average salary of $62,798 per year.

$45,559 - $93,569
(Median)
$46K
$63K
$94K
MEDIAN: $62,798
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$15.10 - $34.58
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$45,559 - $93,569  
   
Bonus
$493.16 - $9,894  
Profit Sharing
$1,491  
Commission
$4,913  
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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$45,508 - $96,050  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 342
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.10 - $34.58  
   
Overtime
$36.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$493.16 - $9,894  
   
Commission
$4,913  
Profit Sharing
$1,491  
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).
)
$45,508 - $96,050  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,364

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Proposal Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Proposal Manager in Centreville:
"Learn to set boundaries."
Because this job is driving by client deadlines, it can steamroll over your personal time if you're not careful. Track the peaks and valleys. If you're slammed and working lots of extra hours sometimes, make sure you have slow weeks to catch up on things, too.

Proposal Manager in Parsippany:
"Get ahead of the stress."
Plan your time; find and acquire as much automation for the proposal building and database storage as possible.

Proposal Manager in Dallas:
Project Management is a key skill - Take classes. Learn to write well and develop presentation skills. You'll need them every day. The Executive Summary will sell the deal to the customer. Join APMP.

Proposal Manager in Denver:
"Proposal manager advice."
It can be a rewarding job, but it is repetitive at times and has stressful periods when managing multiple proposals is required.

Proposal Manager in Wilton:
"Learn About A Lot Of Things."
Be prepared to work harder than you ever have; have a sense of humor; understand that the people you work with have a different agenda from you.

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Skills That Affect Proposal Manager Salaries

Project Management
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Proposal Writing
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Tech. Writing Management
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Editing
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Request For Proposal (RFP) Creation
0%

National Average
$64,000

Business Development
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Technical Writing
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Powerpoint
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Salesforce
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Presentation
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Adobe InDesign
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
31 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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