Proposal Writer Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Proposal Writer is $54,982 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Proposal Writer Salary (?
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$39,050 - $79,266
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MEDIAN: $54,982
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Proposal Writer Salary (?
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$12.15 - $66.13
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,050 - $79,266  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,051  
Profit Sharing
$494.05 - $6,082  
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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$37,622 - $85,081  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 563
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$12.15 - $66.13  
   
Overtime
$14.68 - $53.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,051  
   
Profit Sharing
$494.05 - $6,082  
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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$37,622 - $85,081  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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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

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Pay Difference By Location

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$56,000
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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
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National Average
$56,000
Adobe InDesign
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Request For Proposal (RFP) Creation
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
78%
female alumni
 
Male
22%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 14%
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