Printing Estimator Salary

The majority of Printing Estimators in the United States — more than two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $33K to $60K per year, and the median is $49K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most Printing Estimators report high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 71 percent of those who took the survey, male Printing Estimators greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and one-half have dental coverage, nearly one in four claim no health benefits at all. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,861 - $61,648
(Median)
$36K
$49K
$62K
MEDIAN: $48,885
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50%
90%

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$12.85 - $23.31
(Median)
$13
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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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.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$35,861 - $61,648  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,024  
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
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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$32,508 - $59,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 297
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.85 - $23.31  
   
Overtime
$17.96 - $34.52  
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.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,024  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
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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$32,508 - $59,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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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.

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Printing Estimator Tasks

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

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Professional skills reported by Printing Estimators are few in number. Those who have experience with Cost Accounting, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Printing Estimator

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $39K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $44K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $47K in this role. Printing Estimators who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $50K on average.

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Experience Affects Printing Estimator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Printing Estimator Salaries

Cost Accounting
up arrow 8%

National Average
$46,000


Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
49%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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