Chief Estimator Salary

The average salary for a Chief Estimator is $93,750 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 Preconstruction Budgeting is associated with high pay for this job.

$58,503 - $145,854
$59K
$92K
$150K
MEDIAN: $92,289
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$17.37 - $61.44
$17
$29
$61
MEDIAN: $28.88
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$0$154K
Salary $58,503 - $145,854
Bonus $968 - $23,906
Profit Sharing $-0.49 - $24,468
Commission $31,500
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).
)
$55,329 - $154,728
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 447
Hourly Data $0$61
Hourly Rate $17.37 - $61.44
Overtime $25.40 - $50.68
Annual Data $0$154K
Bonus $968 - $23,906
Commission $31,500
Profit Sharing $-0.49 - $24,468
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).
)
$55,329 - $154,728
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 48

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

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.

Read More...

Chief Estimator Tasks

  • Read and interpret plans, proposals and other documentation to create bids.
  • Track and analyze data to reduce gaps between estimates and actual costs.
  • Obtain and track subcontract bids and negotiate budgets.
  • Prepare and present estimate documentation, including gaps in available data.

Chief Estimator Job Listings

Popular Skills for Chief Estimator

Pay by Experience Level for Chief Estimator

Pay by Experience for a Chief Estimator has a positive trend. An entry-level Chief Estimator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 36 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chief Estimator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 92 salaries. An experienced Chief Estimator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 219 salaries. A Chief Estimator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $109,000 based on 244 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

35%

32%

19%

16%

13%

-4%

-17%

-26%

National Average: $96,416

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

Chief Estimator Reviews

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

Chief Estimator in Dallas:
"Fast Paced And Stressful."
Pros: It is a stepping stone to a better job.
Cons: People don't do what they say they are going to do.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Chief Estimator

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
48%
ADVERTISEMENT
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Chief Estimator Salaries

▲13%

▲1%

National Average
$96,000

▼24%

▼36%

Skills That Affect Chief Estimator Salaries

Preconstruction Budgeting
▲40%

Cost Accounting
▲9%



National Average
$96,000


Microsoft Office
▼17%

Microsoft Excel
▼19%

Scheduling
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
48%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 18%
ADVERTISEMENT