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Estimating Manager Salary

Estimating Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up approximately two in three of Estimating Managers. Pay fluctuates from $49K to $136K per year, but expected earnings average $78K annually. Total incomes of Estimating Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $24K from bonuses and close to $15K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $49K and $136K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, Estimating Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Estimating Managers (85 percent) who took the survey. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$49,495 - $129,076
(Median)
$49K
$78K
$130K
MEDIAN: $78,235
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$15.32 - $39.64
(Median)
$15
$23
$40
MEDIAN: $23.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,495 - $129,076  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,194  
Profit Sharing
$976 - $15,000  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$48,981 - $135,700  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 248
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.32 - $39.64  
   
Overtime
$23.85 - $41.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,194  
   
Profit Sharing
$976 - $15,000  
Total Pay (?
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).
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$48,981 - $135,700  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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Job Description for Estimating Manager

The primary duty of estimating managers is to provide estimates for costs and time frames for projects' milestones and their eventual completion. Daily tasks include collecting information from involved parties, generating accurate estimates, and then communicating this information with relevant individuals and teams. Depending on the company and position, estimating managers may have regular contact with customers, vendors, and internal management, among others. Although some estimating managers work in small teams for large projects, they frequently work on their own to facilitate communication and planning among all parties.

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Estimating Manager Tasks

  • Create proposals for specific jobs, coordinating across proposals to meet goals.
  • Negotiate change orders, modifications, and final settlements with clients.
  • Examine blueprints to create quotes, estimate costs, and set prices.

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Pay by Experience Level for Estimating Manager

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Estimating Managers. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $54K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $70K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Estimating Managers see a median salary of $79K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Professionals with deep experience (more than 20 years) report prosperous salaries in six-figure territory; the median for this crowd is approximately $102K.

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Experience Affects Estimating Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

National Average
$79,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Entry-Level
up arrow 33%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 15%
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