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Sales Estimator Salary

Median pay for Sales Estimators in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $50K annually. Lower pay rates hover around $30K, and the higher rates verge on $69K per year. Total cash earnings of Sales Estimators range from $30K on the low end to $69K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $8K and $9K, respectively. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. While slightly less than a third report receiving no health benefits, the greater part do receive medical coverage, and about one-half have dental, as well. The vast majority of Sales Estimators (82 percent) survey respondents are men. The majority of Sales Estimators claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$33,264 - $70,278
(Median)
$33K
$50K
$70K
MEDIAN: $49,785
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90%

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$11.59 - $24.58
(Median)
$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
$33,264 - $70,278  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,109  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $8,808  
Commission
$0.00 - $14,681  
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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$29,585 - $69,298  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 289
National Hourly Rate 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$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.59 - $24.58  
   
Overtime
$17.95 - $38.01  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,109  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,681  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $8,808  
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).
)
$29,585 - $69,298  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110

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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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Construction Estimating, Blueprints, and Sales are correlated to pay that is above average. Those proficient in Sales are, more often than not, also skilled in Blueprints and Project Management. Most people skilled in Construction Estimating are similarly competent 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.


For many Sales Estimators, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $39K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $48K. Sales Estimators see a median salary of $55K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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Experience Affects Sales Estimator Salaries




National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Sales Estimator Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 3%

Sales
0%

Blueprints
0%

National Average
$48,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

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