Cost Estimating Manager Salary

A Cost Estimating Manager earns an average salary of $78,887 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.

$55,964 - $147,583
$56K
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MEDIAN: $102,439
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Salary $55,964 - $147,583
Bonus $3,500 - $22,500
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$58,175 - $152,043
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 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

Pay by Experience for a Cost Estimating Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Cost Estimating Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 7 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Cost Estimating Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Cost Estimating Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 19 salaries. A Cost Estimating Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 16 salaries.

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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 9 votes.
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
49%
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Experience Affects Cost Estimating Manager Salaries

National Average
$103,000

Experienced
▼2%

Late-Career
▼8%

Mid-Career
▼25%

Entry-Level
▼52%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
49%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 22%
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