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Mechanical Estimator Salary (United States)

A Mechanical Estimator earns an average salary of $62,825 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Plumbing and Engineering Design.
Mechanical Estimator Salary (?
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$44,527 - $94,470
(Median)
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94K
MEDIAN: $62,825
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Mechanical Estimator Salary (?
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$14.94 - $42.50
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$44,527 - $94,470  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $10,304  
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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$41,795 - $96,730  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 127
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.94 - $42.50  
   
Overtime
$25.00 - $41.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
   
Profit Sharing
$99.33 - $10,304  
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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$41,795 - $96,730  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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
up arrow 53%
Atlanta
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National Average
$61,000
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Experience Affects Mechanical Estimator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 20%
Late-Career
up arrow 7%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$61,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Estimator Salaries

Plumbing
up arrow 22%
Engineering Design
up arrow 21%
Project Management
up arrow 1%
National Average
$61,000
Construction Estimating
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 9%