Just below two-thirds of Printing Estimators in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $32K to $62K per year, and the average comes out to $48K per year. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 63 percent of Printing Estimators are male. Just under one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and a little over a half claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,899 - $63,900
$39K
$48K
$64K
MEDIAN: $48,171
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90%

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$12.70 - $23.90
$13
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $17.60
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$38,899 - $63,900  
   
Bonus
$99.33 - $20,553  
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).
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$31,868 - $61,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 138
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.70 - $23.90  
   
Overtime
$18.23 - $34.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$99.33 - $20,553  
   
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).
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$31,868 - $61,656  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 82

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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

  • 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.

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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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $40K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $44K. Printing Estimators see a median salary of $47K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income 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.

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Key Stats for Printing Estimator

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
040
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
41%
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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 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Printing Estimator Salaries

Cost Accounting
up arrow 11%

National Average
$45,000



Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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