A Construction Estimator earns an average salary of $56,563 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Timberline and Contractor Management.

$39,176 - $84,537
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$39K
$57K
$85K
MEDIAN: $56,562
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$12.99 - $29.25
(Median)
$13
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,176 - $84,537  
   
Bonus
$311.39 - $10,149  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,251  
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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$35,282 - $85,586  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,366
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.99 - $29.25  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$19.13 - $38.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$311.39 - $10,149  
   
Commission
$0.33 - $24,323  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,251  
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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$35,282 - $85,586  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 662
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Construction Estimator

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,624

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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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Experience Affects Construction Estimator Salaries




National Average
$55,000


Skills That Affect Construction Estimator Salaries

Timberline
up arrow 17%


xactimate
up arrow 10%


Project
up arrow 4%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 1%

Autodesk Quantity Takeoff
up arrow 1%

National Average
$55,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 3%

Blueprints
up arrow 4%


Sales
up arrow 18%

Customer Relations
up arrow 33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 464 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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