Estimating Manager Salary

Estimating Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent more than two-thirds of Estimating Managers. Salaries average out to around $81K annually and spread from $49K to $139K per year. With some bonuses approaching $26K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $15K, overall incomes of Estimating Managers spread between $49K and $139K depending on individual performance. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Estimating Managers. Men make up the vast majority of Estimating Managers (84 percent) who took the survey. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,814 - $131,387
(Median)
$50K
$81K
$130K
MEDIAN: $81,248
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50%
90%

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$12.00 - $34.78
(Median)
$12
$22
$35
MEDIAN: $22.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,814 - $131,387  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,867  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $14,899  
Commission
$13,000  
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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$48,627 - $138,514  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 283
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $34.78  
   
Overtime
$22.13 - $52.75  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,867  
   
Commission
$13,000  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $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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$48,627 - $138,514  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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

  • 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 $75K on average — a distinctly larger sum. On average, Estimating Managers make $81K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $104K on average.

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Experience Affects Estimating Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

National Average
$82,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 35%

Skills That Affect Estimating Manager Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 11%


National Average
$82,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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