Proposal Writer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Proposal Writer is $54,531 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job.
Proposal Writer Total Pay (?
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$38,911 - $79,108
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MEDIAN: $54,531
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Proposal Writer Total Pay (?
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$12.30 - $65.00
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$38,911 - $79,108  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,932  
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $6,128  
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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$37,696 - $85,082  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 624
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$12.30 - $65.00  
   
Overtime
$7.50 - $53.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,932  
   
Profit Sharing
$493.16 - $6,128  
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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$37,696 - $85,082  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 624
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Job Description for Proposal Writer

Proposal writers are responsible for creating and delivering business proposals. They analyze proposal documents such as requests for proposals (RFPs), requests for information (RFIs), and requests for quotations (RFQs). After thoroughly researching requests to determine potential costs and benefits, proposal writers prepare an appropriate response. This process involves coordinating information and tasks with many departments in the organization; proposal writers must gather information from the sales team, developers or engineers, vendors, and other partners to accurately determine projected costs and benefits. Then, they prepare a written proposal to communicate their company’s ability to effectively meet the contract’s needs at a reasonable price.
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Proposal Writer Tasks
  • Facilitate and make revisions based on group feedback.
  • Brainstorm, write, and review proposals from inception to final delivery, managing to meet schedule.
  • Read, review, analyze and interpret technical requirements and objectives of solicitations and other documents.
  • Edit, proof, format, and provide visualizations for proposals.
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Pay by Experience Level for Proposal Writer

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

Pay Difference By Location

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San Francisco
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Atlanta
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Boston
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Chicago
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Denver
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San Diego
0%
National Average
$56,000
Minneapolis
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Arlington
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San Antonio
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St. Louis
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Tampa
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Experience Affects Proposal Writer Salaries

National Average
$56,000

Skills That Affect Proposal Writer Salaries

Technical Writing
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Microsoft Office
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Editing
up arrow 1%
Adobe InDesign
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National Average
$56,000
Request For Proposal (RFP) Creation
up arrow 4%
Marketing Communications
up arrow 11%

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 140 votes.

Gender

Female
79%
female alumni
 
Male
21%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 14%
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