Cost Estimating Manager Salary (United States)

A Cost Estimating Manager earns an average salary of $78,246 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Cost Estimating Manager Total Pay (?
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$49,520 - $117,933
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National Salary Data

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$49,520 - $117,933  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,118  
Profit Sharing
$1,750 - $5,057  
Total Pay (?
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$43,396 - $123,379  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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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

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

Cost Estimating Manager Reviews

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.

Experience Affects Cost Estimating Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%
Late-Career
up arrow 5%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$79,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
19%
female alumni
 
Male
81%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 12%
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