The average salary for a Construction Estimator in Chicago, Illinois is $63,607 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Windows Operating System General Use, Project Management, and Microsoft Office.

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MEDIAN: $63,606
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Salary
$44,598 - $84,502  
   
Bonus
$100.00 - $6,000  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
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$40,673 - $87,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 43
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$19.22  
   
Overtime
$28.19  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$100.00 - $6,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
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$40,673 - $87,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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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


Late-Career
up arrow 11%


National Average
$63,000


Skills That Affect Construction Estimator Salaries

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 34%

Project Management
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 11%

Blueprints
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Contractor Management
0%

National Average
$63,000

Autodesk Quantity Takeoff
up arrow 12%

AutoCAD
up arrow 18%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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