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Construction Estimator Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Construction Estimator is $53,458 per year.
Construction Estimator Salary (?
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$36,406 - $77,675
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $53,457
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Construction Estimator Salary (?
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$12.94 - $29.86
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,406 - $77,675  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,645  
Profit Sharing
$501 - $7,850  
Commission
$2.36 - $24,126  
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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$33,787 - $79,850  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,400
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.94 - $29.86  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.15  
Overtime
$18.75 - $40.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,645  
   
Commission
$2.36 - $24,126  
Profit Sharing
$501 - $7,850  
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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$33,787 - $79,850  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 850
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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

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National Average
$52,000
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Experience Affects Construction Estimator Salaries

National Average
$52,000

Skills That Affect Construction Estimator Salaries

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Project Management
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Autodesk Quantity Takeoff
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Construction Estimating
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Blueprints
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$52,000
Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 1054 votes.

Gender

Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 24%