Between two-thirds and three-fourths of Estimating Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $44K to $140K per year, but median earnings come to around $81K per year. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Estimating Managers who answered the questionnnaire. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Estimating Managers. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,083 - $130,872
$48K
$81K
$130K
MEDIAN: $80,570
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50%
90%

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$13.57 - $37.10
$14
$21
$37
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,083 - $130,872  
   
Bonus
$98.63 - $20,729  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Commission
$21,900  
Total Pay (?
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$44,006 - $139,511  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 197
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.57 - $37.10  
   
Overtime
$15.98 - $59.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$98.63 - $20,729  
   
Commission
$21,900  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$44,006 - $139,511  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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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

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 $54K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $71K. Estimating Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $88K. Estimating Managers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $112K.

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Key Stats for Estimating Manager

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
36%
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Experience Affects Estimating Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$80,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Entry-Level
up arrow 33%

Skills That Affect Estimating Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 58%


National Average
$80,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 8%

Project Management
up arrow 36%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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