Mechanical Estimator Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Mechanical Estimator is $63,658 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Mechanical Estimator Salary (?
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$45,524 - $96,629
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $63,658
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Mechanical Estimator Salary (?
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$14.62 - $45.01
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,524 - $96,629  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,766  
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $10,391  
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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$43,757 - $100,144  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.62 - $45.01  
   
Overtime
$23.40 - $47.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,766  
   
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $10,391  
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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$43,757 - $100,144  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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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.

Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
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Atlanta
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National Average
$62,000
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Experience Affects Mechanical Estimator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%
Late-Career
up arrow 7%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$62,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Estimator Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 5%
National Average
$62,000
Construction Estimating
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 9%
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