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Mechanical Estimator Salary

A Mechanical Estimator earns an average salary of $62,224 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Engineering Design is associated with high pay for this job.

$44,442 - $95,071
(Median)
$44K
$62K
$95K
MEDIAN: $62,224
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90%

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$14.74 - $40.00
(Median)
$15
$23
$40
MEDIAN: $23.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$44,442 - $95,071  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,910  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,279  
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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$40,562 - $96,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 162
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.74 - $40.00  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $120.52  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,910  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,279  
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).
)
$40,562 - $96,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39

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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 17%

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$61,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Estimator Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 14%

National Average
$61,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 2%

Plumbing
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 12%