Proposal Writer Salary

The average salary for a Proposal Writer is $54,159 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in Technical Writing is associated with high pay for this job.

$40,181 - $76,001
$40K
$54K
$76K
MEDIAN: $53,814
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90%

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$15.60 - $59.60
$16
$25
$60
MEDIAN: $24.74
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$0$81K
Salary $40,181 - $76,001
Bonus $829 - $9,836
Profit Sharing $700
Commission $2,500
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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$39,241 - $81,857
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 466
Hourly Data $0$59
Hourly Rate $15.60 - $59.60
Overtime $26.41 - $52.65
Annual Data $0$81K
Bonus $829 - $9,836
Commission $2,500
Profit Sharing $700
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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$39,241 - $81,857
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 86

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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

  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Proposal Writer

Pay by Experience for a Proposal Writer has a positive trend. An entry-level Proposal Writer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 367 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Proposal Writer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 182 salaries. An experienced Proposal Writer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 115 salaries. A Proposal Writer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 42 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,199

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

Proposal Writer Reviews

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

Proposal Writer in Minneapolis:
"Trying yet Laid back."
Pros: Somewhat flexible, laid back with no one harassing me. Easy to ask questions. Can take time off when needed. Friendly environment.
Cons: Sitting in front of a computer screen for 7+ hours per day is taxing.

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Key Stats for Proposal Writer

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 79 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Proposal Writer Salaries

▲28%

▲22%

▲15%

National Average
$54,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Proposal Writer Salaries



Proposal Writing
▲1%

National Average
$54,000



▼3%


Marketing Communications
▼6%

Market Research
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 13%
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