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Estate Manager Salary

Just below three-fifths of Estate Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $38K to $127K per year, but median earnings come to around $69K annually. Most Estate Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. While some workers in this profession — slightly less than a third — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and just under a half have dental insurance. Women Estate Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,040 - $124,651
MEDIAN: $68,989

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$40,040 - $124,651  
$1,003 - $14,795  
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$38,366 - $127,313  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 81

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Estate Managers report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, facility with People Management and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent and 18 percent, respectively. Those listing Project Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Estate Manager

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

For Estate Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $56K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $71K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Estate Managers make a median salary of $73K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Estate Manager generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $80K.

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Experience Affects Estate Manager Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Estate Manager Salaries

People Management
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Operations Management
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National Average

Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

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


52 %
48 %

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: 67% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 30%