Sales Estimator Salary

Pay for Sales Estimators in the United States sits in the ballpark of $49K annually. Earnings generally vary between $31K and $71K per year. Final cash compensation to Sales Estimators varies from around $31K to approximately $71K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $8K and $9K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by one-half. Men account for the majority of Sales Estimators who responded to the questionnaire — 80 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Sales Estimators. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,616 - $70,480
(Median)
$34K
$49K
$70K
MEDIAN: $49,123
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$11.88 - $25.50
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$12
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $17.00
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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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,616 - $70,480  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,081  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $8,940  
Commission
$0.00 - $30,201  
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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$30,873 - $71,448  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 296
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $25.50  
   
Overtime
$17.84 - $35.23  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,081  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $30,201  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $8,940  
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).
)
$30,873 - $71,448  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 116
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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 typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Construction Estimating, Project Management, Blueprints, and Sales are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know Sales also know Blueprints and Project Management. Most people who know Construction Estimating also know 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 inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $42K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $47K on average. Sales Estimators see a median salary of $53K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $52K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Sales Estimator Salaries



National Average
$47,000



Skills That Affect Sales Estimator Salaries


Project Management
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Blueprints
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Sales
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National Average
$47,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 83 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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