Production Estimator Salary

A Production Estimator earns an average salary of $49,830 per year.

$34,883 - $69,636
$35K
$51K
$70K
MEDIAN: $51,443
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50%
90%

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$14.63 - $25.65
$15
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $19.01
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,883 - $69,636  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,672  
Commission
$10,600  
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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$32,118 - $68,784  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.63 - $25.65  
   
Overtime
$1.51 - $37.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,672  
   
Commission
$10,600  
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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$32,118 - $68,784  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31

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Job Description for Production Estimator

A production estimator is a key employee for construction and contracting firms. This is the person who assesses a variety of disparate aspects of projects and determines their costs. The estimator's job is essential because his/her determinations will be used when bids are submitted for construction, remodeling, or renovations. If the figure is too low, the contractor may have trouble getting the difference and have to assume the overrun cost; if the figure is too large, the firm may not secure enough bids to remain operational.

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Production Estimator Tasks

  • Analyze plans, project documents, and inventory costs to estimate for components, materials, and products.
  • Communicate with customers, sales and engineers when quotes or prices change.
  • Create and maintain project cost data, summaries, and reports recommending bid or no-bid.
  • Investigate cost variances and analyze supplier history and catalogs to recommend vendors.

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Pay by Experience Level for Production Estimator

Pay by Experience for a Production Estimator has a positive trend. An entry-level Production Estimator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 48 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Production Estimator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Production Estimator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 14 salaries. A Production Estimator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 10 salaries.

Production Estimator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Production Estimator?

Production Estimator in Houston:
"Office Conditions."
Pros: I like my tasks, I like I get to work on my own time. And I am not bothered while I am doing my job.
Cons: I don/t get feedback on my job. I did not get training and I am left alone to do things that I don't know how to do.

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Key Stats for Production Estimator

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Production Estimator Salaries

Late-Career
▲7%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
▼8%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Production Estimator Salaries

National Average
$49,000

Construction Estimating
▼7%

▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 17%
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