Sales Estimator Salary

Median pay for Sales Estimators in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $50K annually. Compensation ranges between $29K and $69K per year. In the world of Sales Estimators, overall income ranges from $29K near the bottom to $69K at the top; this can include more than $8K from bonuses and more than $9K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Sales Estimators who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 83 percent. Just under a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and close to one-half claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Sales Estimators.

$33,444 - $70,081
(Median)
$33K
$50K
$70K
MEDIAN: $49,784
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$11.19 - $24.64
(Median)
$11
$16
$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
$33,444 - $70,081  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,891  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $8,844  
Commission
$0.00 - $14,795  
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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$29,385 - $69,488  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 294
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.19 - $24.64  
   
Overtime
$17.73 - $37.75  
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 - $7,891  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,795  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $8,844  
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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$29,385 - $69,488  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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 usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Construction Estimating, Blueprints, and Sales are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Sales are similarly competent in Blueprints and Project Management. The majority of those 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $39K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $48K. Sales Estimators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $55K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $56K, which is barely 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

Project Management
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Construction Estimating
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Blueprints
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Sales
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National Average
$48,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 30%