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Estimating Manager Salary (United States)

Estimating Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up close to two-thirds of Estimating Managers. Pay fluctuates from $49K to $138K per year, but expected earnings average $77K annually. Overall cash earnings for Estimating Managers stretch from $49K on the lower end to $138K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $25K from bonuses and $15K from profit sharing. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The vast majority (86 percent) of Estimating Managers who answered the questionnaire are male. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to around half. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Estimating Manager Salary (?
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$49,163 - $130,473
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49K
77K
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130K
MEDIAN: $76,864
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Estimating Manager Salary (?
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$15.00 - $40.50
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,163 - $130,473  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,566  
Profit Sharing
$981 - $14,795  
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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$48,614 - $137,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 235
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $40.50  
   
Overtime
$20.09 - $63.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,566  
   
Profit Sharing
$981 - $14,795  
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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$48,614 - $137,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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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 is an important factor influencing the compensation 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 $71K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Estimating Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $79K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $102K.

Pay Difference By Location

Houston
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Phoenix
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Indianapolis
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National Average
$79,000
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Home to some of the best pay for Estimating Managers, Houston offers exceptional salaries, 51 percent above the national average. Estimating Managers will also find cushy salaries in Phoenix (+26 percent) and Indianapolis (+6 percent).

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Experience Affects Estimating Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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$79,000
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
14%
female alumni
 
Male
86%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 17%