Proposal Writer Statistics in the US

From where do we know all information about proposal writer demographics? We analyzed 2,273 proposal writers resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Proposal Writer Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as proposal writers. Keep reading to find out what the results for proposal writers were.

Proposal Writer Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among proposal writers is White, which makes up 77.9% of all proposal writers. Comparatively, there are 7.8% of the Asian ethnicity and 6.1% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 77.9%
  • Asian, 7.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 6.2%
  • Black or African American, 5.7%
  • Unknown, 2.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.3%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Proposal Writers

The chart below shows that 43.7% of proposal writers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 17.6% and Mandarin is the third-most popular at 5.9%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 43.7%
  • French, 17.6%
  • Mandarin, 5.9%
  • Chinese, 5.0%
  • Russian, 3.4%
  • Other, 24.4%

Most Common Degree for Proposal Writer

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for proposal writers. The most common degree for proposal writers is bachelor's degree. In fact, 51% of proposal writers earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 31% and rounding it off is doctoral degree with 5%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 70%
  • Masters degree, 14%
  • Certificate degree, 7%
  • Associate degree, 6%
  • Other Degrees, 3%

Proposal Writer Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among proposal writers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Proposal Writer Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the proposal writer position over time.


Proposal Writer Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of proposal writers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of proposal writers based on ethnicity and gender.


Number Of Years On The Job For Proposal Writer

By looking over 2,273 proposal writers resumes, we figured out that the average proposal writer enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 36%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Proposal Writer Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of proposal writer employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of proposal writers is 40+ years old, which represents 71% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Proposal Writers with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, track announcer and public address announcer have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Deaf Interpreter16%77%
Educational Interpreter20%74%
Events And Communications Coordinator21%75%
Proposal Writer37%59%
Sports Announcer87%9%
Public Address Announcer88%9%
Track Announcer89%11%
Track Announcer
Public Address Announcer
Sports Announcer
Proposal Writer
Events And Communications Coordinator
Educational Interpreter
Deaf Interpreter

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Proposal Writers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to proposal writers.

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Job Titleascdesc
Proposal Writer15.82%
Book Reviewer19.36%
Contract Copywriter22.69%
Commercial Announcer25.03%
Science Interpreter27.03%
Opinion Editor28.26%
Public Relations Internship30.27%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Proposal Writer?

Male Income
Female Income

Proposal Writer Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and Hispanic or Latino men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Proposal Writer Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Bachelor's Degree$55,379
Doctorate Degree$57,212
Master's Degree$62,015

Proposal Writer Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Proposal Writer Heatmaps

Where Do Proposal Writers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where proposal writers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Proposal Writers Located?

By looking through more than 2,273 resumes, we found that the most popular places for proposal writers are NY, New York and VA, Arlington.

Number of Proposal Writers

Proposal Writer Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ proposal writers. We found that the most common company type is private. In addition, the industry that employs the most proposal writers is the technology industry.

What Percentage Of Proposal Writer Jobs Are Remote?

6.5% Remote

Freelance, outsourced or remote workers who spend much of their time working from home.

93.5% On-Site

Some of the vacancies require to stay on-site without possibility of working remotely.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire proposal writers.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Proposal Writer Work In

Employees with the proposal writer job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most proposal writers prefer to work at private companies over public companies.

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Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ proposal writers. Those industries include technology, professional and health care.

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Fortune 500


Health Care


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