Printing Estimator Salary

With just below two-thirds of Printing Estimators in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Printing Estimators is $48K per year and can range from $32K on the lower end to $62K per year near the higher end. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — just under a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by a little more than half. Male Printing Estimators who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (65 percent) are men. Most Printing Estimators report high levels of job satisfaction.

$38,881 - $63,846
$39K
$48K
$64K
MEDIAN: $48,080
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$12.75 - $24.66
$13
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.03
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$38,881 - $63,846  
   
Bonus
$98.99 - $20,713  
Profit Sharing
$750  
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).
)
$32,238 - $61,600  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 129
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.75 - $24.66  
   
Overtime
$18.36 - $39.27  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$98.99 - $20,713  
   
Profit Sharing
$750  
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).
)
$32,238 - $61,600  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 83

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

Job Description for Printing Estimator

Printing estimators are responsible for providing accurate client estimates for printing projects in their organization. They are in charge of calculating costs regarding printing activities for prospect and existing clients, explaining printing estimates in a simple and non-technical manner. They must have strong customer service background to increase brand satisfaction and complete administrative tasks with accuracy, keeping precise records of estimates. One of their main responsibilities includes making calculations for materials, labor, and taxes to provide a total for the client to analyze before making a decision and committing to the printing project.

Read More...

Printing Estimator Tasks

  • Evaluate project plans to assess resource needs and work flow.
  • Track and communicate productions numbers and work flow impediments.
  • Collaborate with other project stakeholders to identify blocks and efficiency opportunities.

Printing Estimator Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Pay by Experience Level for Printing Estimator

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


For many Printing Estimators, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $40K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $44K. Printing Estimators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $46K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Printing Estimators with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $49K.

Printing Estimator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Printing Estimator?

Printing Estimator in Portland:
"Very detail oriented."
Pros: I like that every job is like a puzzle. Which options can I put together to bring down the price of a job. I get to be somewhat creative. And I'm good at it.
Cons: It is a little stressful. Keeping track of all the details can be difficult.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Printing Estimator

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
41%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Printing Estimator Salaries

▲10%

▲2%

National Average
$45,000

▼2%

▼11%

Skills That Affect Printing Estimator Salaries

Cost Accounting
▲11%

National Average
$45,000



Microsoft Office
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 28%
ADVERTISEMENT