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Sales Estimator Salary (United States)

Sales Estimators in the United States take home an average $50K per year. Lower pay rates hover around $29K, and the higher rates verge on $70K per year. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $8K each, total incomes of Sales Estimators generally range from $29K to $70K depending on individual performance. Although just under one in three lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and approximately half get dental coverage, too. Though the majority of Sales Estimators do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. The vast majority (83 percent) of Sales Estimators who answered the questionnaire are male.
Sales Estimator Salary (?
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$32,337 - $70,633
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MEDIAN: $49,528
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Sales Estimator Salary (?
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$11.66 - $23.76
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,337 - $70,633  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,243  
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $8,672  
Commission
$0.00 - $29,590  
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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$29,470 - $70,023  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 286
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.66 - $23.76  
   
Overtime
$17.78 - $41.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,243  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $29,590  
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $8,672  
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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$29,470 - $70,023  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 107
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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

Job skills reported by Sales Estimators are limited. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Construction Estimating, Blueprints, and Sales are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Construction Estimating are similarly competent in Sales and Blueprints.

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 $39K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $49K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $55K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $54K.

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Experience Affects Sales Estimator Salaries

National Average
$47,000

Skills That Affect Sales Estimator Salaries

Construction Estimating
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Blueprints
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National Average
$47,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
17%
female alumni
 
Male
83%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 29%