Mechanical Estimator Salary

The average salary for a Mechanical Estimator is $61,616 per year. A skill in Engineering Design is associated with high pay for this job.

$44,294 - $92,300
(Median)
$44K
$62K
$92K
MEDIAN: $61,615
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$14.37 - $35.73
(Median)
$14
$23
$36
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$44,294 - $92,300  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,475  
Profit Sharing
$98.63 - $11,878  
Commission
$15,000  
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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$37,395 - $92,745  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 243
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.37 - $35.73  
   
Overtime
$17.75 - $103.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,475  
   
Commission
$15,000  
Profit Sharing
$98.63 - $11,878  
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).
)
$37,395 - $92,745  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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Job Description for Mechanical Estimator

Mechanical estimators analyze a project before it starts, accurately estimating costs related to labor, materials, equipment, and other relevant areas. These professionals are hired in many service companies, ranging from HVAC/plumbing operations to construction to other applications. Daily operations include researching projects, developing reports on materials and crew requirements, and analyzing potential projects' bidding processes. This position also requires employees to build effective relationships with sub-contractors and partners.

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Mechanical Estimator Tasks

  • Break down scope of work into definable tasks (WBS development).
  • Review and comprehend technical and adminstrative documents such as Requests for Proposals(RFPs) and Requests for Quotes (RFQs).
  • Determine work crews and production rates for performance of required tasks.
  • Function as a project estimator / discipline estimator in development of cost proposals.
  • Determine list of material takeoffs to define quantities of work materials.

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Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Estimator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Mechanical Estimator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Estimator Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 15%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 4%

Project Management
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$60,000

Construction Estimating
up arrow 1%

Plumbing
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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