Printing Estimators in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just under two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $48K annually on average but can range from $33K to $61K per year. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Male Printing Estimators are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 61 percent of professionals. While some workers in this profession — just under a third — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and a little more than half have dental insurance.

$38,455 - $63,466
(Median)
$38K
$48K
$63K
MEDIAN: $48,434
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$12.78 - $22.65
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$13
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$38,455 - $63,466  
   
Bonus
$101.37 - $20,713  
Profit Sharing
$800  
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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$32,523 - $61,029  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 148
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.78 - $22.65  
   
Overtime
$17.84 - $33.57  
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
$101.37 - $20,713  
   
Profit Sharing
$800  
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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$32,523 - $61,029  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Printing Estimator

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Printing Estimators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. 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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $47K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $50K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Printing Estimator Reviews

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.

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Experience Affects Printing Estimator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$45,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Printing Estimator Salaries

Cost Accounting
up arrow 11%

National Average
$45,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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