Proposal Coordinator Salary

For Proposal Coordinators, annual average wages total $51K per year. Total cash compensation to Proposal Coordinators approaches anywhere from $39K on the lower end to $73K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5K from bonuses and upwards of $4K from profit sharing. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Proposal Coordinators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Proposal Coordinators (83 percent) who participated in the survey are women. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,710 - $74,164
$40K
$51K
$74K
MEDIAN: $51,157
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50%
90%

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$17.77 - $30.90
$18
$23
$31
MEDIAN: $23.28
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$0$74K
Salary $39,710 - $74,164
Bonus $453.02 - $3,895
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $2,909
Commission $2,960
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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$39,484 - $74,129
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 285
Hourly Data $0$54
Hourly Rate $17.77 - $30.90
Overtime $27.68 - $54.74
Annual Data $0$74K
Bonus $453.02 - $3,895
Commission $2,960
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $2,909
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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$39,484 - $74,129
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 78

Job Description for Proposal Coordinator

The proposal coordinator's primary responsibility is to coordinate all of the necessary steps to deliver proposals to clients. The job comes with strict deadlines, as well as strict requirements to meet clients' quality standards and detailed requirements. Specific tasks performed by proposal coordinators include working on bids and conducting background research required for proposals, supporting various departments by performing related activities, and performing large amounts of writing and editing. As such, written and verbal communication skills are extremely important to this job, along with strong organizational skills, proficiency with basic computer programs, and strong analytical abilities.

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Proposal Coordinator Tasks

  • Coordinate and maintain team documentation efforts for responses to RFPs, RFIs, and other calls.
  • Analyze requirements and ensure that proposals meet requirements.
  • Edit and rewrite proposals, including creating templates and boilerplate text.
  • Draft proposals and communicate across teams to get input and meet deadlines.

Common Career Paths for Proposal Coordinator


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Proposal Coordinators might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Proposal Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $75K per year.

Proposal Coordinator Job Listings

Popular Skills for Proposal Coordinator


Proposal Coordinators report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Desktop Publishing, Adobe InDesign, Graphic Design, and Proposal Writing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Request For Proposal Creation and Microsoft Office. Those familiar with Microsoft Office also tend to know Project Coordinating.

Pay by Experience Level for Proposal Coordinator

Pay by Experience for a Proposal Coordinator has a positive trend. An entry-level Proposal Coordinator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 246 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Proposal Coordinator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 103 salaries. An experienced Proposal Coordinator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 65 salaries. A Proposal Coordinator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 15 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,231

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Proposal Coordinators, Arlington provides a pay rate that is 22 percent greater than the national average. Proposal Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Reston (+13 percent), San Antonio (+11 percent), Houston (+11 percent), and San Francisco (+6 percent). Austin is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 17 percent. Seattle and San Diego are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 15 percent less than the median.

Proposal Coordinator Reviews

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

Proposal Coordinator in Washington:
"That Moment When You Love Your Company and Not Your Pay."
Pros: My job, generally, is good. I telecommute everyday, work with intelligent, capable people, and am kept engaged with a variety of tasks. TCG, Inc. Is constantly looking for ways to improve their employees lives with new initiatives, like paying for employee get-togethers, starting a book club, and giving away tickets to sporting events and theater.
Cons: I have a high-stress position that puts me in a position where I have to meet strict government-mandated deadlines while managing people who are paid much more than I and have been in the industry much longer than I. My level of authority, and even many of my job responsibilities, are unclear.

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Key Stats for Proposal Coordinator

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Proposal Coordinator Salaries

▲23%

▲16%

▲13%

National Average
$51,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Proposal Coordinator Salaries



National Average
$51,000

Proposal Writing
▼1%

Project Coordinating
▼1%

Graphic Design
▼1%


▼3%

Request For Proposal (RFP) Creation
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 11%