Printing Estimator Salary

With a little under three-quarters of Printing Estimators in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $33K to $60K per year and averages out to $49K per year. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Printing Estimators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, one-fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by one-half. Male Printing Estimators are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$36,880 - $61,346
(Median)
$37K
$49K
$61K
MEDIAN: $49,034
10%
50%
90%

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$13.02 - $23.37
(Median)
$13
$19
$23
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
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
$36,880 - $61,346  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,021  
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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$33,091 - $59,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 271
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.02 - $23.37  
   
Overtime
$16.70 - $34.59  
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 - $2,021  
   
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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$33,091 - $59,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 111
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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, Customer Service, and Microsoft Excel can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Excel and Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Printing Estimator

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


For many Printing Estimators, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $38K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $44K. Printing Estimators see a median salary of $48K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $50K.

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Experience Affects Printing Estimator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$47,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Printing Estimator Salaries

Cost Accounting
up arrow 7%

National Average
$47,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

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
14%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
51%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 26%
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