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Production Estimator Salary

A Production Estimator earns an average salary of $49,351 per year.

$36,245 - $66,797
(Median)
$36K
$49K
$67K
MEDIAN: $49,351
10%
50%
90%

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$13.52 - $26.88
(Median)
$14
$18
$27
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$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$36,245 - $66,797  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,250  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $14,795  
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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$32,493 - $65,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85
National Hourly Rate 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$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.52 - $26.88  
   
Overtime
$10.00 - $36.54  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,250  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $14,795  
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).
)
$32,493 - $65,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 65

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Production Estimator

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

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Experience Affects Production Estimator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 12%
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