Average Production Estimator Salary

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The average salary for a Production Estimator is $51,273.
MEDIAN $51,273
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$34k - $72k
$486 - $5k
$0 - $4k
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$32k - $71k

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Job Description for Production Estimator

Production Estimator Tasks
  • Analyze plans, project documents, and inventory costs to estimate for components, materials, and products.
  • Communicate with customers, sales and engineers when quotes or prices change.
  • Create and maintain project cost data, summaries, and reports recommending bid or no-bid.
  • Investigate cost variances and analyze supplier history and catalogs to recommend vendors.

Career Paths

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Production Estimator
Production Planner, Manufacturing
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Cost Estimator
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Popular Skills for Production Estimator

Skills in Microsoft Excel, Customer Service and Manufacturing Process Engineering are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Construction Estimating and Blueprints.

Pay by Experience Level for Production Estimator

An early career Production Estimator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $50,416 based on 57 salaries. A mid-career Production Estimator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,848 based on 37 salaries. An experienced Production Estimator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,397 based on 28 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $63,000.

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