Average Proposal Writer Salary

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The average salary for a Proposal Writer is $55,232.
MEDIAN $55,232
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$40k - $78k
$977 - $10k
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$511 - $7k
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$39k - $83k

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Job Description for Proposal Writer

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Proposal Writer

The top respondents for the job title Proposal Writer are from the companies Aetna, Inc., UnitedHealth Group and CBRE Group. Reported salaries are highest at UnitedHealth Group where the average pay is $76,282. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include SOS International Ltd and CBRE Group, earning around $70,400 and $66,866, respectively. Aetna, Inc. pays the lowest at around $50,980. M.C. Dean, Inc. and PTC also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $51,636 and $54,000, respectively.

Career Paths

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Proposal Writer
Senior Proposal Coordinator
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Popular Skills for Proposal Writer

Skills in Proposal Writing, Project Management and Request For Proposal (RFP) Creation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office and Editing.

Pay by Experience Level for Proposal Writer

An entry-level Proposal Writer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $46,134 based on 88 salaries. An early career Proposal Writer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,500 based on 484 salaries. A mid-career Proposal Writer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,979 based on 229 salaries. An experienced Proposal Writer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,907 based on 173 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $67,534.
Employees with Proposal Writer in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 17.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (11.4% more) and Los Angeles, California (9.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2.8% less).

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