Proposal Writer Salary
The average salary for a Proposal Writer is $54,159 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.
|Salary||$39,559 - $76,069|
|Bonus||$991 - $9,749|
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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).)
|$38,775 - $81,349|
|Hourly Rate||$13.91 - $59.60|
|Overtime||$22.30 - $59.80|
|Bonus||$991 - $9,749|
|Total Pay (||$38,775 - $81,349|
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.Read More...
Proposal writers generally work in an office environment during regular business hours, although overtime may be required for upcoming deadlines. They spend the majority of their time researching and creating proposal documents. These professionals may also delegate research and document creation tasks to other employees and track their progress. Additionally, proposal writers must ensure needed supplementary documentation are prepared for their written proposal. They communicate all necessary liabilities and costs of proposed contracts to management, as well as work with management and other departments to determine proper bid pricing.
A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is generally required for this position; however, work experience may sometimes be substituted for education. Knowledge of the specific industry in which proposals will be written is typically preferred. Proposal writers must have strong organizational skills and communicate effectively, especially in writing. They must have a mastery of basic document creation tools, such as Microsoft Office and Excel.
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 by Experience for a Proposal Writer has a positive trend. An entry-level Proposal Writer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 367 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Proposal Writer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 182 salaries. An experienced Proposal Writer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 115 salaries. A Proposal Writer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 42 salaries.
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