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Printing Estimator Salary

Printing Estimators in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — more than two-thirds have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $33K to $60K per year, median earnings come to $49K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Printing Estimators who answered the questionnnaire. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and roughly a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by one-half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$36,659 - $61,703
(Median)
$37K
$49K
$62K
MEDIAN: $49,129
10%
50%
90%

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$13.00 - $23.39
(Median)
$13
$19
$23
MEDIAN: $18.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$36,659 - $61,703  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,018  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $4,250  
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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$33,198 - $60,022  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 275
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.00 - $23.39  
   
Overtime
$16.70 - $34.44  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,018  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $4,250  
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).
)
$33,198 - $60,022  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110

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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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Typical Printing Estimators report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Cost Accounting, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include 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.


For Printing Estimators, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $39K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $44K. On average, Printing Estimators make $49K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $50K.

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Experience Affects Printing Estimator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$47,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Printing Estimator Salaries

Cost Accounting
up arrow 7%

National Average
$47,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
50%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 26%
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