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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. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Printing Estimators report high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 70 percent of those who took the survey, male Printing Estimators greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by approximately one-half. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,604 - $62,004
(Median)
$36K
$49K
$62K
MEDIAN: $49,163
10%
50%
90%

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$12.96 - $23.46
(Median)
$13
$18
$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
$35,604 - $62,004  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,969  
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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$33,145 - $60,212  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 272
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.96 - $23.46  
   
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 - $1,969  
   
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).
)
$33,145 - $60,212  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 108

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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 usually report a few specific skills. Cost Accounting and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Printing Estimator

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $37K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $45K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $48K in this role. Printing Estimators who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $50K on average.

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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 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Printing Estimator Salaries

Cost Accounting
up arrow 7%

National Average
$47,000

Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
51%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 25%