Median pay for Sales Estimators in the United States is around $50K annually. The range in cash compensation to Sales Estimators (largely between $33K and $75K) includes potential earnings of $10K from bonuses, $8K from profit sharing, and commissions of $44K in exceptional cases. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Men account for the majority of Sales Estimators who responded to the questionnaire — 81 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Although just under one in three lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and close to one-half get dental coverage, too.

$35,458 - $74,302
$35K
$50K
$74K
MEDIAN: $50,448
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$12.26 - $25.31
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$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,458 - $74,302  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,234  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,000  
Commission
$-0.49 - $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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$32,520 - $74,989  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 197
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $25.31  
   
Overtime
$17.88 - $38.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,234  
   
Commission
$-0.49 - $44,042  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,000  
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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$32,520 - $74,989  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 91

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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 typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Construction Estimating, Blueprints, Project Management, and Sales are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 8 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Excel. Most people familiar with 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $43K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $45K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $55K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Sales Estimator generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $58K.

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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 55 votes.
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Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Sales Estimator Salaries



National Average
$47,000



Skills That Affect Sales Estimator Salaries




National Average
$47,000

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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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