Sales Estimator Salary

For Sales Estimators, yearly average wages total $50K annually. In the world of Sales Estimators, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $8K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $32K and $76K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by half. Most Sales Estimators report high levels of job satisfaction. Sales Estimators who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 81 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$35,143 - $75,248
$35K
$50K
$75K
MEDIAN: $49,947
10%
50%
90%

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$12.40 - $25.12
$12
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.46
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$35,143 - $75,248  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,406  
Profit Sharing
$0.12 - $7,742  
Commission
$0.00 - $44,042  
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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$32,358 - $75,587  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 174
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.40 - $25.12  
   
Overtime
$18.04 - $38.38  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,406  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $44,042  
Profit Sharing
$0.12 - $7,742  
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).
)
$32,358 - $75,587  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 91
© PayScale, Inc. @ www.payscale.com

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Job Description for Sales Estimator

Sales estimators typically works with sales and customer service departments to improve processes and procedures, providing managers with data to help companies improve their business models. There are several types of companies that employ sales estimators, but these roles are generally found in companies that sell a service or goods to customers. Typical duties performed by sales estimators include forecasting costs for new projects, studying current economic conditions that may affect the organization's ability to sell its products or services, estimating job costs, analyzing vendor pricing, and negotiating costs with vendors. These professionals typically work with sales and customer service staff, although sometimes a sales estimator may interact with customers depending on their role within the company. Sales estimators typically work during regular business hours, although overtime may be required to meet deadlines.

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Sales Estimator Tasks

  • Analyze blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates.
  • Set up cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures.
  • Prepare cost and expenditure statements and other necessary documentation at regular intervals for the duration of the project.
  • Assess cost effectiveness of products, projects or services, tracking actual costs relative to bids as the project develops.

Common Career Paths for Sales Estimator


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Sales Estimators might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Senior Estimator, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $82K per year.

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Popular Skills for Sales Estimator


Sales Estimators report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Construction Estimating, Project Management, Blueprints, and Sales are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 8 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Excel. Most people experienced in Construction Estimating also know Blueprints and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Estimator

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


Sales Estimators with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $43K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $45K. On average, Sales Estimators make $55K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $57K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,917

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Sales Estimators in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 31 percent above the national average. Sales Estimators will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+28 percent) and Phoenix (+17 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Fort Worth, 14 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Sales Estimator

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Sales Estimator Salaries

▲21%

▲18%

National Average
$47,000

▼4%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Sales Estimator Salaries



▲5%

▲2%

National Average
$47,000

Microsoft Excel
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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