Sales Estimator Salary

Earnings for Sales Estimators in the United States come in at around $50K per year on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $30K to $70K per year. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $8K each, total incomes of Sales Estimators generally range from $30K to $70K depending on individual performance. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are far more male Sales Estimators survey respondents than women, making up 81 percent. Most Sales Estimators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,940 - $69,721

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$11.62 - $23.84

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,940 - $69,721  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,946  
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $8,170  
Commission
$0.00 - $24,730  
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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$30,075 - $69,913  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 290
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.62 - $23.84  
   
Overtime
$17.88 - $38.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,946  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $24,730  
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $8,170  
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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$30,075 - $69,913  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 111
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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

  • 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.
  • Analyze blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates.
  • Set up cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures.

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Popular Skills for Sales Estimator


Survey takers who work as Sales Estimators report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Construction Estimating, Project Management, Sales, and Blueprints are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Construction Estimating are similarly competent in Project Management and Blueprints. The majority of those who know Sales 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $41K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $48K. For Sales Estimators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $53K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $54K.

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Experience Affects Sales Estimator Salaries




National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Sales Estimator Salaries

Construction Estimating
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Project Management
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Sales
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Blueprints
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National Average
$48,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 31%
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