Estimating Manager Salary

Estimating Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and more than two-thirds have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $80K annually, but may range from $43K to $145K per year. Cash earnings for Estimating Managers — which occasionally include more than $24K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing — stretch from around $43K to approximately $145K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Estimating Managers. Male Estimating Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$50,093 - $132,367
$50K
$80K
$130K
MEDIAN: $79,593
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50%
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$12.00 - $40.50
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$20
$40
MEDIAN: $20.01
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$0$144K
Salary $50,093 - $132,367
Bonus $0.00 - $24,240
Profit Sharing $715 - $11,745
Commission $20,000
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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$43,099 - $144,538
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 197
Hourly Data $0$64
Hourly Rate $12.00 - $40.50
Overtime $16.09 - $64.11
Annual Data $0$144K
Bonus $0.00 - $24,240
Commission $20,000
Profit Sharing $715 - $11,745
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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$43,099 - $144,538
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 24

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Estimating Manager

Pay by Experience for an Estimating Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Estimating Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 50 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An 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 $73,000 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Estimating Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 98 salaries. An 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 $110,000 based on 78 salaries.

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Key Stats for Estimating Manager

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
36%
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Experience Affects Estimating Manager Salaries

▲36%

▲9%

National Average
$81,000

Mid-Career
▼10%

Entry-Level
▼36%

Skills That Affect Estimating Manager Salaries

People Management
▲58%


National Average
$81,000

Engineering Design
▼1%

Microsoft Excel
▼2%

Microsoft Office
▼34%

Project Management
▼41%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 18%
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