Construction Estimators with AutoCAD skills take home an average $53K per year. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Construction Estimators with AutoCAD skills (67 percent) survey respondents are male. It's heartening to note that most people in this field love their work, finding it both fun and rewarding. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — roughly one-half lack coverage. On the flip side, nearly one in three have medical insurance and nearly one-half receive dental plans. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Pay by Experience Level for Construction Estimator

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

Construction Estimators with AutoCAD skills with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $45K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $55K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Construction Estimators with AutoCAD skills make a median salary of $59K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $63K.

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Experience Affects Construction Estimator Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.


33 %
67 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 50%