Proposal Managers


Overview

Proposal Managers

Introduction

Proposal managers direct a proposal development team or group. It is an upper level corporate position. Individuals oversee proposals and contracts which come into a company. They manage all resources necessary to the development, execution, and delivery of proposals.

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Median Salary

$76,908

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree


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Experience

Three to five years experience


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Skills

Leadership


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Personality Traits

Enterprising

Earnings

Earnings for proposal managers vary greatly depending on the specific job and geographic location, as well as the experience and responsibilities of the individual. According to Payscale.com the average annual earnings for a proposal manager in 2020 are $76,908. The lowest 10 percent of proposal managers have annual earnings of $54,000 and the highest 90 percent of individuals in this job earn ...

Work Environment

Proposal managers are employed by corporations, professional organizations, government entities, not-for-profit groups, and other associations. They typically work in office settings. Most positions are full time. Individuals often sit for hours at a time in front of  computers. While their work schedule is typically Monday through Friday, work days can be long when completing projects and meet...

Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not reference the job outlook of proposal managers specifically. A 2017 article "Best Jobs In America" by CNNMoney/PayScale ranked proposal managers number 66 on the Top 100 Careers with Big Growth, Great Pay and Satisfying Work, and predicted 7 percent growth in the profession through 2027.

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