The average salary for a Chief Estimator is $88,877 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job.
Chief Estimator Total Pay (?
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$56,744 - $133,969
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MEDIAN: $88,877
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Chief Estimator Total Pay (?
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$14.98 - $88.77
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$56,744 - $133,969  
   
Bonus
$193.92 - $20,463  
Profit Sharing
$2,559 - $8,292  
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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$53,003 - $152,584  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 245
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$14.98 - $88.77  
   
Overtime
$21.37 - $31.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$193.92 - $20,463  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,559 - $8,292  
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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$53,003 - $152,584  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 245
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Job Description for Chief Estimator
Chief estimator positions are classified as construction management jobs. Individuals in this position are responsible for managing and directing the organization's estimating functions. The chief estimator also directs all activities within the estimating department, including budgeting, staff scheduling and development, training, performance evaluations, and departmental goals. Additionally, they are responsible for the creation and implementation of department standard operating procedures and performance metrics. The chief estimator creates the bid schedule each week and delegates estimation jobs to other employees in the estimating department.
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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Estimator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
New York
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Chicago
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National Average
$95,000
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Experience Affects Chief Estimator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%
Experienced
up arrow 4%
National Average
$95,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 23%
Entry-Level
up arrow 57%

Skills That Affect Chief Estimator Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 23%
National Average
$95,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 54 votes.
Gender
Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
54%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 14%
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