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Average Mechanical Estimator Salary

$65,095
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,972
Bonus
$15,000
Commission
$1,965
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The average salary for a Mechanical Estimator is $65,095.
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$45k
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$65k
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$91k
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$45k - $91k
Bonus
$409 - $12k
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$1k - $10k
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$0 - $15k
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$42k - $92k
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What Do Mechanical Estimators Do?

Mechanical Estimator Tasks
  • Function as a project estimator / discipline estimator in development of cost proposals.
  • Review and comprehend technical and administrative documents such as Requests for Proposals(RFPs) and Requests for Quotes (RFQs).
  • Determine list of material takeoffs to define quantities of work materials.
  • Determine work crews and production rates for performance of required tasks.
  • Break down scope of work into definable tasks (WBS development).

Job Satisfaction for Mechanical Estimator

4 out of 5
(76)
Highly Satisfied
6Reviews

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What Are Popular Skills for Mechanical Estimators?

Skills in HVAC System Design and Plumbing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management, Microsoft Excel and Construction Estimating.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Estimators?

An entry-level Mechanical Estimator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $49,327 based on 9 salaries. An early career Mechanical Estimator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,532 based on 118 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Estimator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,274 based on 70 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Estimator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,714 based on 65 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $73,648.
Employees with Mechanical Estimator in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 32.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Austin, Texas (10.6% more) and New York, New York (4.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Buffalo, New York (41.6% less), Houston, Texas (7.8% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (6.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 388 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.3%
Early Career
30.4%
Mid Career
18.0%
Experienced
16.8%
Late Career
32.5%