A Cost Estimating Manager earns an average salary of $77,391 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$49,810 - $138,895
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MEDIAN: $77,391
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$49,810 - $138,895  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $24,468  
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$49,961 - $151,004  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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Job Description for Cost Estimating Manager

Cost estimating managers typically work in an office, but may also work in remote locations or even outdoors depending on the industry. These managers are tasked with evaluating customers' needs and establishing standard practices of determining pricing, and they usually report to the company's upper management and work with a variety of managers within the company.

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Cost Estimating Manager Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Cost Estimating Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Cost Estimating Manager Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Cost Estimating Manager

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
037
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
38%
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Experience Affects Cost Estimating Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$78,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 36%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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