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Estimating Manager Salary

The majority of Estimating Managers in the United States — around two in three — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $49K to $137K per year, and the median is $79K annually. Total cash compensation for Estimating Managers runs from $49K to $137K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $24K and profit sharing that can reach almost $15K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-half. Work is enjoyable for Estimating Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Estimating Managers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$49,737 - $129,964
(Median)
$50K
$79K
$130K
MEDIAN: $78,670
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50%
90%

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$15.32 - $39.64
(Median)
$15
$23
$40
MEDIAN: $23.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,737 - $129,964  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,240  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $14,899  
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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$49,208 - $136,819  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 246
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,240  
   
Profit Sharing
$979 - $14,899  
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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$49,208 - $136,819  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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.


Estimating Managers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $55K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $71K. Estimating Managers see a median salary of $79K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $102K.

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Experience Affects Estimating Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

National Average
$80,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Entry-Level
up arrow 32%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 15%