The average salary for an Entry-Level Cost Estimator is $48,898 per year.

$34,811 - $68,106
$35K
$49K
$68K
MEDIAN: $48,898
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$12.05 - $25.30
$12
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $17.60
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,811 - $68,106  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,872  
Profit Sharing
$974 - $21,287  
Commission
$5,087  
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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$31,242 - $67,173  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 308
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.05 - $25.30  
   
Overtime
$18.64 - $37.35  
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
$0.00 - $5,872  
   
Commission
$5,087  
Profit Sharing
$974 - $21,287  
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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$31,242 - $67,173  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 132

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Key Stats for Cost Estimator

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.
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Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
16%
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Skills That Affect Cost Estimator Salaries

Financial Analysis
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Data Analysis
up arrow 3%

Cost Accounting
up arrow 2%

National Average
$46,000

Construction Estimating
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 5%

Blueprints
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 8%

AutoCAD
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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