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Proposal Writer Salary

A Proposal Writer earns an average salary of $55,131 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$39,594 - $78,529
(Median)
$40K
$55K
$79K
MEDIAN: $55,130
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$12.09 - $60.82
(Median)
$12
$23
$61
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,594 - $78,529  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,125  
Profit Sharing
$494.05 - $6,082  
Commission
$500 - $4,100  
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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$37,576 - $83,844  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 645
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$12.09 - $60.82  
   
Overtime
$14.90 - $52.90  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,125  
   
Commission
$500 - $4,100  
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).
)
$37,576 - $83,844  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 97

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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.

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Experience Affects Proposal Writer Salaries




National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Proposal Writer Salaries



Technical Writing
up arrow 4%

Editing
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

Adobe InDesign
0%

National Average
$56,000

Request For Proposal (RFP) Creation
up arrow 1%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 145 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 14%