Construction Estimator Salary

The average salary for a Construction Estimator is $54,218 per year.

$37,496 - $79,397
(Median)
$37K
$54K
$79K
MEDIAN: $54,218
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$12.99 - $29.89
(Median)
$13
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$37,496 - $79,397  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,776  
Profit Sharing
$488.07 - $8,333  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,426  
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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$34,613 - $81,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,378
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.99 - $29.89  
   
Overtime
$19.16 - $39.25  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,776  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,426  
Profit Sharing
$488.07 - $8,333  
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).
)
$34,613 - $81,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 838
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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Construction Estimator Salaries




National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Construction Estimator Salaries


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Project Management
up arrow 4%

Construction Estimating
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Autodesk Quantity Takeoff
up arrow 1%

Autodesk Revit Architecture
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
0%

National Average
$53,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Blueprints
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

up arrow 6%

Customer Relations
up arrow 31%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 799 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 26%
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