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.

$39,231 - $84,233
$39K
$57K
$84K
MEDIAN: $56,619
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90%

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$13.42 - $28.12
$13
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $19.28
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,231 - $84,233  
   
Bonus
$301.34 - $10,099  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,018  
Commission
$0.33 - $24,323  
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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$35,395 - $85,026  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,278
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.42 - $28.12  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$19.36 - $37.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$301.34 - $10,099  
   
Commission
$0.33 - $24,323  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,018  
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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$35,395 - $85,026  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 657
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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

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,442

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

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
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 466 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Construction Estimator Salaries

▲22%

▲19%

▲10%

National Average
$54,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Construction Estimator Salaries

Timberline
▲17%



▲3%



Microsoft Excel
▼0%

National Average
$54,000



▼3%

xactimate
▼3%



▼9%

Customer Relations
▼32%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 466 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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