Entry-Level Construction Estimator Salary

Entry-Level Construction Estimators pull down an average of $50K annually. With bonuses occasionally running north of $8K, profit sharing proceeds sometimes surpassing $10K, and a few commissions as high as $22K, total income for Entry-Level Construction Estimators can range between $32K and $69K according to individual performance. The majority of Entry-Level Construction Estimators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under one in three lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by one-half. The vast majority of Entry-Level Construction Estimators (84 percent) survey respondents are men. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$35,454 - $68,306
$35K
$50K
$68K
MEDIAN: $49,637
10%
50%
90%

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$12.32 - $25.32
$12
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $17.79
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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$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,454 - $68,306  
   
Bonus
$250.33 - $8,069  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,241  
Commission
$0.00 - $22,467  
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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$31,778 - $68,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,120
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.32 - $25.32  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$18.77 - $36.54  
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
$250.33 - $8,069  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $22,467  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,241  
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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$31,778 - $68,629  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 430

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,140

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Entry-Level Construction Estimators, working in the bustling city of Denver has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Construction Estimators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+25 percent), San Diego (+23 percent), Pittsburgh (+20 percent), and Los Angeles (+16 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 14 percent south of the national average, can be found in Orlando.

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 245 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
20%
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Skills That Affect Construction Estimator Salaries

Autodesk Revit Architecture
▲10%




Project
▲2%


Microsoft Excel
▼0%

Microsoft Word
▼0%

National Average
$48,000


▼2%


▼4%


xactimate
▼7%

Sales
▼34%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 245 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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