Estimating Manager Salary

The majority of Estimating Managers in the United States — more than two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $44K to $142K per year, and the median is $80K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most Estimating Managers survey respondents are men (74 percent). Job satisfaction for Estimating Managers is high. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$45,881 - $131,430
$46K
$80K
$130K
MEDIAN: $79,786
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50%
90%

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$11.33 - $44.04
$11
$20
$44
MEDIAN: $20.35
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,881 - $131,430  
   
Bonus
$51.29 - $20,702  
Profit Sharing
$2,948  
Commission
$21,900  
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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$43,879 - $141,515  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 197
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.33 - $44.04  
   
Overtime
$33.00  
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
$51.29 - $20,702  
   
Commission
$21,900  
Profit Sharing
$2,948  
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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$43,879 - $141,515  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | 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

  • 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
26 %
Male
74 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 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

▲38%

▲10%

National Average
$80,000

Mid-Career
▼9%

Entry-Level
▼35%

Skills That Affect Estimating Manager Salaries

People Management
▲59%


Engineering Design
▼0%

National Average
$80,000

Microsoft Excel
▼1%

Microsoft Office
▼33%

Project Management
▼40%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

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: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 17%