Sales Estimator Salary

The average Sales Estimator in the United States earns approximately $50K per year. Cash earnings for Sales Estimators — including $10K in bonuses and $8K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $32K to $75K depending on individual performance. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Sales Estimators like their work and job satisfaction is high. While about a third report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and roughly one-half have dental, as well. Sales Estimators who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 81 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,302 - $75,156
$35K
$50K
$75K
MEDIAN: $50,054
10%
50%
90%

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$12.37 - $25.33
$12
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.24
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
$35,302 - $75,156  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$0.10 - $7,787  
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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$32,443 - $75,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 185
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
$12.37 - $25.33  
   
Overtime
$18.38 - $38.02  
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.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $44,042  
Profit Sharing
$0.10 - $7,787  
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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$32,443 - $75,035  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 102

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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 often transition into Senior Estimator positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Senior Estimators earn $82K per year.

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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, Blueprints, and Sales are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 8 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Excel. The majority of those who know Construction Estimating also know Blueprints and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Estimator

Pay by Experience for a Sales Estimator has a positive trend. An entry-level Sales Estimator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 131 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sales 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 63 salaries. An experienced Sales Estimator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 72 salaries. A Sales Estimator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 53 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,738

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 (+18 percent). Fort Worth is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 14 percent.

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Key Stats for Sales Estimator

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Sales Estimator Salaries

▲22%

▲19%

National Average
$47,000

▼4%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Sales Estimator Salaries



▲5%

▲2%

National Average
$47,000

Microsoft Excel
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 32%
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