Crating and Moving Estimator

Solicit freights from homeowners and business establishments.
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Salary Range
$26,000 – $106,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Crating and Moving Estimators do?

Solicits freight or storage business from homeowners and business establishments and estimates packing, crating, moving, and storage costs: Develops lists of prospective customers from review of publications and contacts with business and real estate firms, providing such information as personnel transfers and home-sales listings. Calls on prospect at home or business establishment and describes services provided by company. Examines goods to be moved or stored, estimates cubic feet of storage or shipping space required, using comparison chart, and computes cost of packing, crating, moving, shipping, and delivering household goods, machinery, or other material. Records details on itemized sales contract, such as value and description of goods, packing instructions, and charge for each service.

Should I be a Crating and Moving Estimator?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

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