The average salary for a Construction Estimator is $52,922 per year.
Construction Estimator Total Pay (?
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$35,851 - $77,001
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77K
MEDIAN: $52,922
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Construction Estimator Total Pay (?
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$12.61 - $29.66
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,851 - $77,001  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,603  
Profit Sharing
$497.85 - $7,710  
Commission
$0.00 - $24,528  
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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$32,998 - $79,276  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,741
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.61 - $29.66  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.16  
Overtime
$17.75 - $40.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,603  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $24,528  
Profit Sharing
$497.85 - $7,710  
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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$32,998 - $79,276  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,741
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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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Experience Affects Construction Estimator Salaries

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$52,000

Skills That Affect Construction Estimator Salaries

Project Management
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Construction Estimating
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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$52,000
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Gender
Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 24%
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