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Electrical Estimator Salary (United States)

Men represent the vast majority of Electrical Estimators in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $59K annually nationwide. Total cash compensation to Electrical Estimators bottoms out near $37K and approaches $89K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $9K from bonuses and almost $12K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a little over a half earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Electrical Estimator Salary (?
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$40,203 - $87,724
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59K
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MEDIAN: $58,584
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Electrical Estimator Salary (?
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$14.42 - $34.79
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$40,203 - $87,724  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,045  
Profit Sharing
$587 - $11,635  
Commission
$6,000 - $15,000  
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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$37,416 - $88,777  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 743
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.42 - $34.79  
   
Overtime
$19.61 - $49.41  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,045  
   
Commission
$6,000 - $15,000  
Profit Sharing
$587 - $11,635  
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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$37,416 - $88,777  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 310
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Job Description for Electrical Estimator

An electrical estimator works closely with the senior estimating staff to provide electrical estimates. They collect and analyze quotes from suppliers and subcontractors during the bidding process to obtain the complete bid package pricing and qualification information. It is also their job to generate costs estimates, and identify possible deficiencies in bid documents during the pre-bid process.
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Electrical Estimator Tasks
  • Create project plans from estimates, and define tasks, schedules, and necessary personnel.
  • Confer with subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers, and negotiate and use local expertise to estimate costs.
  • Visit job sites to assess progress, maintain logs, troubleshoot problems, and evaluate work.
  • Examine proposals, blueprints, and specifications to determine the kind and time period of work necessary for a project.
  • Prepare material orders and other documentation.

Common Career Paths for Electrical Estimator

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For Electrical Estimators who go on to become Senior Estimators, career advancement usually has a positive, and rather large, impact on pay. A Senior Estimator earns $80K annually on average.

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Popular Skills for Electrical Estimator

Survey results imply that Electrical Estimators put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Project Management, accubid, Construction Estimating, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 8 percent, 6 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. For most people, competency in Microsoft Office indicates knowledge of Construction Estimating. Skill sets containing Microsoft Word also tend to include Microsoft Excel and Construction Estimating.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Estimator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Electrical Estimators, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $45K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $57K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $66K in this role. Electrical Estimators with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $70K. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just under a fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining close to a fourth.

Pay Difference By Location

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Boston
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Denver
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National Average
$57,000
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Electrical Estimators will find that San Jose offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 61 percent. Also paying near the top of the field are New York, Chicago, Boston, and Minneapolis, where Electrical Estimators annually earn 34 percent, 32 percent, 29 percent, and 16 percent more than the national average. In Phoenix, salaries are 13 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Atlanta and Austin (8 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Electrical Estimator Salaries

National Average
$57,000

Skills That Affect Electrical Estimator Salaries

accubid
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Construction Estimating
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$57,000
Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 182 votes.

Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 19%