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Average Proposal Writer Salary

$55,912
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,018
Bonus
$5,000
Commission
$1,017
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Proposal Writer is $55,912.
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$40k
MEDIAN
$56k
90%
$78k
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$40k - $78k
Bonus
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$39k - $82k
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What Do Proposal Writers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Proposal Writer

3.9 out of 5
(125)
Highly Satisfied
7Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Proposal Writer are from the companies PRA International, Aetna, Inc. and M.C. Dean, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at UnitedHealth Group where the average pay is $76,282. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include CBRE Group and PRA International, earning around $66,866 and $59,909, respectively. Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) pays the lowest at around $40,452. Aetna, Inc. and M.C. Dean, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $47,500 and $52,397, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Proposal Writers?

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.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Proposal Writers?

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 $47,380 based on 79 salaries. An early career Proposal Writer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,546 based on 422 salaries. A mid-career Proposal Writer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,726 based on 182 salaries. An experienced Proposal Writer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,305 based on 150 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $73,424.
Employees with Proposal Writer in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 19.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (15.1% more) and Chicago, Illinois (3.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (10.0% less) and Washington, District of Columbia (1.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 887 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.9%
Early Career
47.6%
Mid Career
20.5%
Experienced
16.9%
Late Career
6.1%