Sales Estimator Salary

Sales Estimators in the United States can expect wages of $50K per year on average. Final cash compensation to Sales Estimators varies from around $32K to approximately $75K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $10K and $8K, respectively. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Sales Estimators is high. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly less than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and just under a half receive dental plans. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 80 percent of Sales Estimators are male.

$36,704 - $73,907
$37K
$51K
$74K
MEDIAN: $51,017
10%
50%
90%

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$12.40 - $25.44
$12
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.12
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50%
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$0$74K
Salary $36,704 - $73,907
Bonus $0.00 - $10,033
Profit Sharing $0.05 - $5,093
Commission $-0.50 - $39,453
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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$33,699 - $74,369
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 196
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $12.40 - $25.44
Overtime $18.06 - $38.44
Annual Data $0$74K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,033
Commission $-0.50 - $39,453
Profit Sharing $0.05 - $5,093
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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$33,699 - $74,369
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 104

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

  • Analyze blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates.
  • Set up cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Sales Estimator


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Many Sales Estimators move into a Senior Estimator role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $82K per year.

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Popular Skills for Sales Estimator


Sales Estimators report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Construction Estimating, Project Management, Blueprints, and Sales are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 10 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel. Most people who know Construction Estimating also know Blueprints and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Sales Estimator

Pay by Experience for a Sales Estimator has a positive trend. An entry-level Sales Estimator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 131 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Sales Estimator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 63 salaries. An experienced Sales Estimator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 72 salaries. A Sales Estimator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 53 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,219

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Sales Estimators, San Jose offers exceptional salaries, 33 percent above the national average. Sales Estimators will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+30 percent) and Phoenix (+20 percent). Falling short of the national average by 12 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Fort Worth.

Sales Estimator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Sales Estimator?

Sales Estimator in Pennsauken:
"Exciting."
Pros: Building/designing and commission.
Cons: Travel and dealing with difficult customers.

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Key Stats for Sales Estimator

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
19%

Experience Affects Sales Estimator Salaries

▲18%

▲15%

National Average
$48,000

▼7%

▼10%

Skills That Affect Sales Estimator Salaries



▲2%

National Average
$48,000

▼1%

Microsoft Excel
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 31%