Cost Estimating Manager Salary

A Cost Estimating Manager earns an average salary of $78,900 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$48,562 - $128,049

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$48,562 - $128,049  
$0.00 - $15,080  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $4,958  
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$41,368 - $137,966  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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Job Description for Cost Estimating Manager

  • Oversee cost estimating initiatives.
  • Propose changes to cost estimating initiatives to reduce company costs and improve efficiencies.
  • Gather, review, and analyze pricing data.

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Pay by Experience Level for Cost Estimating Manager

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What is it like working as a Cost Estimating Manager?

Cost Estimating Manager in Los Angeles:
"Let Me Price That Up For You."
Pros: I enjoy finding projects to bid on. I enjoy taking a blueprint, measuring and interpreting what is needed, pricing and finalizing a proposal. The work is also mostly on computer so I am mobile and can work just about from anywhere there is an internet connection.
Cons: What I am being paid is the most frustrating part. I know I am worth much more but the economy hurt me and now my age can be a problem with companies.

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Experience Affects Cost Estimating Manager Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.


13 %
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 9%