Entry-Level Construction Estimator Salary

For Entry-Level Construction Estimators, annual average wages total $50K per year. Total cash earnings of Entry-Level Construction Estimators range from $32K on the low end to $70K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $8K and $10K, respectively. Men account for the majority of Entry-Level Construction Estimators who responded to the questionnaire — 84 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Construction Estimators is high. While just under a third report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and close to one-half have dental, as well. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$35,114 - $69,290
$35K
$50K
$69K
MEDIAN: $49,916
10%
50%
90%

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$12.57 - $25.26
$13
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.09
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,114 - $69,290  
   
Bonus
$250.83 - $7,811  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,174  
Commission
$0.00 - $22,270  
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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$32,085 - $69,925  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,170
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.57 - $25.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$19.09 - $36.42  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$250.83 - $7,811  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $22,270  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,174  
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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$32,085 - $69,925  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 446

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,535

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With a pay rate for Entry-Level Construction Estimators that is 26 percent greater than the national average, Denver offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Construction Estimators will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+24 percent), San Francisco (+24 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), and Pittsburgh (+19 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 13 percent south of the national average, can be found in Orlando. Workers in Raleigh and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (8 percent less and 4 percent less, respectively).

Construction Estimator Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Construction Estimator in Anaheim:
"Phone, computer, estimates, More estimates oh your busy here."
Kiss your weekends good bye, working here is a endless supply of work never ending.

Construction Estimator in Tampa:
"Accounting And Finance Is A Very Good/Useful Degree."
Work for a large company and request varying positions in the office and field.

Key Stats for Construction Estimator

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 278 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
19%
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Skills That Affect Construction Estimator Salaries

Autodesk Revit Architecture
▲9%





Project
▲1%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

National Average
$49,000



▼3%


▼5%


PlanSwift
▼7%

xactimate
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 278 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 29%
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