The average salary for a Mechanical Estimator is $59,638 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Engineering Design and Microsoft Excel.

$40,333 - $87,576
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MEDIAN: $59,638
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$14.38 - $33.63
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MEDIAN: $25.27
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$40,333 - $87,576  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,753  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $11,000  
Total Pay (?
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$36,335 - $86,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 196
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.38 - $33.63  
   
Overtime
$18.12 - $49.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,753  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $11,000  
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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$36,335 - $86,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 55

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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

  • Function as a project estimator / discipline estimator in development of cost proposals.
  • Determine list of material takeoffs to define quantities of work materials.
  • Determine work crews and production rates for performance of required 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).

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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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Key Stats for Mechanical Estimator

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
033
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Mechanical Estimator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Mechanical Estimator Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 16%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 12%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 5%


Construction Estimating
0%

National Average
$60,000

Plumbing
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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