Proposal Writer Salary

A Proposal Writer earns an average salary of $55,388 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$39,593 - $78,452
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$55K
$78K
MEDIAN: $55,388
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$12.23 - $60.64
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$61
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,593 - $78,452  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,723  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $5,872  
Commission
$3,200  
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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$38,321 - $83,334  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 749
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$12.23 - $60.64  
   
Overtime
$15.32 - $54.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,723  
   
Commission
$3,200  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $5,872  
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).
)
$38,321 - $83,334  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 107
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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

National Average: $55,905

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Experience Affects Proposal Writer Salaries




National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Proposal Writer Salaries


Project Management
up arrow 4%

Proposal Writing
up arrow 2%

National Average
$56,000

Editing
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Request For Proposal (RFP) Creation
up arrow 1%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 2%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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