Sales Estimator Salary

The average Sales Estimator in the United States earns approximately $50K per year. Earnings generally vary between $30K and $69K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $8K and $8K, respectively — total cash payment to Sales Estimators can bottom out near $30K or peak near $69K depending on individual performance. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men account for the majority of Sales Estimators who responded to the questionnaire — 81 percent to be exact. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Although the larger part have medical coverage and one-half have dental coverage, slightly less than a third claim no health benefits at all. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$33,860 - $69,443
(Median)
$34K
$50K
$69K
MEDIAN: $49,960
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90%

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$11.58 - $24.68
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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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
$33,860 - $69,443  
   
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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$30,016 - $69,341  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 287
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.58 - $24.68  
   
Overtime
$17.88 - $40.01  
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.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
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).
)
$30,016 - $69,341  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 109
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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 typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Construction Estimating, Project Management, Sales, and Blueprints are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in Construction Estimating also know Project Management and Blueprints. Those familiar with Sales tend to be well versed in Blueprints and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Estimator

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $41K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $48K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $54K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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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
0%

National Average
$48,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
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: 31% employee benefits None: 31%
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