Average Mid-Career Construction Estimators make around $60K per year. Overall incomes of Mid-Career Construction Estimators — including $10K bonuses, $12K profit sharing proceeds, and $20K commissions on the more lucrative end — generally ranges between $40K and $87K. Mid-Career Construction Estimators who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 88 percent. Work is enjoyable for Mid-Career Construction Estimators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — nearly one-fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by nearly one-half. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,953 - $83,250
$42K
$60K
$83K
MEDIAN: $60,307
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90%

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$15.14 - $31.70
$15
$21
$32
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$41,953 - $83,250  
   
Bonus
$485.07 - $10,231  
Profit Sharing
$506 - $11,750  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,426  
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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$40,146 - $86,721  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 760
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.14 - $31.70  
   
Overtime
$24.60 - $43.56  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$485.07 - $10,231  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,426  
Profit Sharing
$506 - $11,750  
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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$40,146 - $86,721  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 180

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,848

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New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Mid-Career Construction Estimators, 30 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Construction Estimators will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+21 percent), Portland (+10 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), and Denver (+9 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Mid-Career Construction Estimators in San Antonio earning a whopping 27 percent below the national average. Employers in Orlando and Cincinnati also lean toward paying below-median salaries (23 percent lower and 15 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Construction Estimator

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 138 votes.
5-9 years
72%
10-19 years
28%
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Skills That Affect Construction Estimator Salaries

Contractor Management
up arrow 5%

Project
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Autodesk Quantity Takeoff
up arrow 1%

Construction Estimating
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$60,000

autodesk autocad
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Blueprints
up arrow 4%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%

AutoCAD
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 138 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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