Sales Estimator Salary

Median pay for Sales Estimators in the United States is around $50K annually. Compensation ranges between $30K and $70K per year. Total cash compensation to Sales Estimators bottoms out near $30K and approaches $70K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $8K from bonuses and almost $8K from profit sharing. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Although just under one in three lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and one-half get dental coverage, too. The vast majority of Sales Estimators (81 percent) who took the survey are men. Most Sales Estimators report high levels of job satisfaction.

$33,563 - $69,842
(Median)
$34K
$50K
$70K
MEDIAN: $50,011
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$11.62 - $24.55
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$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,563 - $69,842  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,737  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $8,204  
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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$29,803 - $69,612  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 287
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.62 - $24.55  
   
Overtime
$17.93 - $38.30  
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 - $7,737  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $24,730  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $8,204  
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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$29,803 - $69,612  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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


Sales Estimators only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Construction Estimating, Project Management, Sales, and Blueprints are correlated to pay that is above average. Those familiar with Sales tend to be well versed in Blueprints and Project Management. Those proficient in Construction Estimating are, more often than not, also skilled in Project Management and Blueprints.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Estimator

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $40K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $48K. Sales Estimators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $55K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $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 80 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 31%
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