Construction Estimator Salary (United States)

A Construction Estimator earns an average salary of $53,235 per year. A skill in Contractor Management is associated with high pay for this job.
Construction Estimator Total Pay (?
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$36,203 - $77,223
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $53,234
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Construction Estimator Total Pay (?
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$12.82 - $29.61
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,203 - $77,223  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,659  
Profit Sharing
$519 - $8,027  
Commission
$2.57 - $23,829  
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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$33,411 - $79,473  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,424
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.82 - $29.61  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.16  
Overtime
$18.07 - $39.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,659  
   
Commission
$2.57 - $23,829  
Profit Sharing
$519 - $8,027  
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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$33,411 - $79,473  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,424
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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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$52,000
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Experience Affects Construction Estimator Salaries

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$52,000

Skills That Affect Construction Estimator Salaries

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Sales
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Project Management
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Construction Estimating
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Blueprints
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$52,000
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Gender
Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 24%
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