Construction Estimator Salary

A Construction Estimator earns an average salary of $56,619 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Timberline and Contractor Management.

$39,485 - $85,081
$39K
$58K
$85K
MEDIAN: $57,502
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50%
90%

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$13.74 - $28.50
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MEDIAN: $19.55
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$0$86K
Salary $39,485 - $85,081
Bonus $246.28 - $9,992
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,107
Commission $0.86 - $24,416
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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$35,509 - $86,059
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,426
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $13.74 - $28.50
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $19.47 - $38.35
Annual Data $0$86K
Bonus $246.28 - $9,992
Commission $0.86 - $24,416
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,107
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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$35,509 - $86,059
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 720

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Job Description for Construction Estimator

A construction estimator can be used on many types of construction jobs, from a home to a road to a waste water treatment plant. A construction estimator determines how much to budget for the job and how much to bid for it. The estimator will review the plans, visit the proposed construction site, and then estimate what it will cost to build.

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Construction Estimator Tasks

  • Create estimates and cost or expenditure statements for use in future project consideration.
  • Create cost tracking and reporting operational systems.
  • Consult with outsides sources and analyze documents to create time, cost, materials and labor estimates.

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Pay by Experience Level for Construction Estimator

Pay by Experience for a Construction Estimator has a positive trend. An entry-level Construction Estimator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 1,509 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Construction Estimator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 899 salaries. An experienced Construction Estimator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 791 salaries. A Construction Estimator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 425 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,865

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Construction Estimator Reviews

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

Construction Estimator in Coon Rapids:
"Estimator."
Pros: Easy work, laid back, and good enviroment.
Cons: Tedious, sometimes stressful, locked in back office.

Construction Estimator in Wilmington:
Pros: Keeps me interested.
Cons: Long hours.

Construction Estimator in Loganville:
"Pay Raise Research."
Pros: Casual atmosphere, learning several different tasks, meeting clients and developing professional relationships.
Cons: Work flexibility is limited, stress level is high, culture in office could be much better, problems dealt with more constructively.

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Key Stats for Construction Estimator

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 573 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Construction Estimator Salaries

▲21%

▲18%

▲9%

National Average
$55,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Construction Estimator Salaries

Timberline
▲16%



▲2%



National Average
$55,000

Microsoft Excel
▼1%



▼4%

xactimate
▼4%



▼10%

Customer Relations
▼33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 573 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 28%
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