How much does an Estimating Manager make in the United States? The average Estimating Manager salary in the United States is $151,619 as of June 27, 2024, but the range typically falls between $128,818 and $171,988. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Estimating Manager Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Estimating Manager Salary $108,059 US June 27, 2024
25th Percentile Estimating Manager Salary $128,818 US June 27, 2024
50th Percentile Estimating Manager Salary $151,619 US June 27, 2024
75th Percentile Estimating Manager Salary $171,988 US June 27, 2024
90th Percentile Estimating Manager Salary $190,534 US June 27, 2024
25% $128,818 10% $108,059 90% $190,534 75% $171,988 $151,619 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Project Management 11.37%
Painting 2.01%
Plumbing 0.93%
Others 85.69%
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Job Description for Estimating Manager

Estimating Manager manages the estimating function and develops standards, procedures, tools, and methodologies to produce cost estimates for technical projects based on work scope, specifications, and proposal or contract requirements. Establishes processes to perform analysis of project requirements, plans, and specifications to identify labor, material, equipment, and service requirements. Being an Estimating Manager incorporates benchmark data, trends, and historical pricing to generate detailed cost estimates that consist of itemized lists of expenses, labor hours, material quantities, and potential cost variations. Implements a workflow and system for scheduling and processing estimate requests and communicating with stakeholders. Additionally, Estimating Manager depending on the complexity and type of project, may use different estimating methods, mathematical models, or specialized estimating software tools to generate estimates. Typically requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a director. The Estimating Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. To be an Estimating Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1-3 years supervisory experience may be required. Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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Estimating Manager salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Estimating Manager, the highest Estimating Manager salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Estimating Manager salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Estimating Manager salary is in Miami, FL, where the Estimating Manager salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average

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