Printing Estimator Salary
With close to two-thirds 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 $32K to $62K per year and averages out to $48K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. While just under a third report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and about one-half have dental, as well. For the most part, Printing Estimators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 64 percent of Printing Estimators are male. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
|Salary||$37,868 - $64,503|
|Total Pay (||$32,358 - $61,991|
|Hourly Rate||$12.74 - $24.76|
|Overtime||$18.34 - $39.64|
|Total Pay (||$32,358 - $61,991|
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.Read More...
Printing estimators develop business relationships with prospect and current customers. They also utilize their previous color management experience and advanced understanding of the offset printing process in their day-to-day work. They also have knowledge of folding, cutting, and stitching materials for previewing purposes. Printing estimators use a personal computer as one of their main tools and are proficient with basic office applications, as well as proprietary printing software for layout design. They also interact with printing equipment to analyze printing requirements as needed.
A high school diploma or equivalent is generally necessary for this position. Previous experience as an estimator in a printing organization may be required or preferred. Printing estimators must be organized individuals that pay close attention to detail. They need to be able to multitask in a variety of projects, and work under strict estimate deadlines. Additionally, they should have a basic understanding of custom order entry, as well as how to fill out paperwork regarding bills or material lists. Printing estimators should work well in a team setting with other estimators to achieve all company objectives, but must also be able to perform well on their own with minimal supervision.
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
Pay by Experience for a Printing Estimator has a positive trend. An entry-level Printing Estimator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 56 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Printing Estimator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Printing Estimator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 65 salaries. A Printing Estimator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 87 salaries.
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