The average salary for a Proposal Writer is $53,722 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in Technical Writing is associated with high pay for this job.

$39,580 - $75,208
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MEDIAN: $53,722
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$13.97 - $56.17
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MEDIAN: $23.35
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,580 - $75,208  
   
Bonus
$997 - $9,671  
Profit Sharing
$700  
Commission
$3,000  
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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$38,754 - $80,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 540
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$13.97 - $56.17  
   
Overtime
$22.51 - $59.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$997 - $9,671  
   
Commission
$3,000  
Profit Sharing
$700  
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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$38,754 - $80,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 78

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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

  • Read, review, analyze and interpret technical requirements and objectives of solicitations and other documents.
  • Edit, proof, format, and provide visualizations for proposals.
  • Facilitate and make revisions based on group feedback.
  • Brainstorm, write, and review proposals from inception to final delivery, managing to meet schedule.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,961

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Q: What is it like working as a Proposal Writer?

Proposal Writer in Minneapolis:
"Trying yet Laid back."
Pros: Somewhat flexible, laid back with no one harassing me. Easy to ask questions. Can take time off when needed. Friendly environment.
Cons: Sitting in front of a computer screen for 7+ hours per day is taxing.

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Key Stats for Proposal Writer

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 74 votes.
046
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Proposal Writer Salaries




National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Proposal Writer Salaries



Proposal Writing
0%

Request For Proposal (RFP) Creation
0%

National Average
$54,000



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Marketing Communications
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Market Research
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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