Printing Estimator Salary

Somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths of Printing Estimators in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $33K to $60K per year, but median earnings come to around $49K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Printing Estimators who answered the questionnnaire. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — close to a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and one-half receive dental plans. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,108 - $61,647

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$13.00 - $23.26

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$37,108 - $61,647  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,020  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $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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$33,106 - $59,880  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 278
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.00 - $23.26  
   
Overtime
$16.82 - $34.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,020  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $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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$33,106 - $59,880  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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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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Printing Estimators who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Printing Estimators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $39K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $44K. Printing Estimators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $48K. Printing Estimators who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $50K.

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Experience Affects Printing Estimator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$47,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Printing Estimator Salaries

Cost Accounting
up arrow 7%

National Average
$47,000


Customer Service
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
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: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 26%
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