The average Entry-Level Construction Estimator can expect to rake in roughly $50K per year. The range in cash compensation to Entry-Level Construction Estimators (largely between $32K and $68K) includes potential earnings of $8K from bonuses, $12K from profit sharing, and commissions of $21K in exceptional cases. The vast majority of Entry-Level Construction Estimators (85 percent) who took the survey are men. Most Entry-Level Construction Estimators like their work and job satisfaction is high. While just under a third report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and a little less than one-half have dental, as well. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$35,562 - $67,397
(Median)
$36K
$50K
$67K
MEDIAN: $49,563
10%
50%
90%

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$12.19 - $25.25
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,562 - $67,397  
   
Bonus
$248.32 - $7,751  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $11,745  
Commission
$0.00 - $21,453  
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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$31,516 - $67,740  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,106
National Hourly Rate 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$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.19 - $25.25  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$18.74 - $35.94  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$248.32 - $7,751  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $21,453  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $11,745  
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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$31,516 - $67,740  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 409
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,025

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Entry-Level Construction Estimators will find that Denver offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 26 percent. Entry-Level Construction Estimators will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+25 percent), Pittsburgh (+21 percent), Los Angeles (+20 percent), and San Diego (+18 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 14 percent south of the national average, can be found in Orlando.

Construction Estimator Advice

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.

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Skills That Affect Construction Estimator Salaries

Autodesk Revit Architecture
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Autodesk Quantity Takeoff
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Project
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autodesk autocad
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Construction Estimating
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$48,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Blueprints
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Microsoft Office
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Sales
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 243 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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