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Estimator, Construction Salary

An Estimator, Construction earns an average salary of $53,343 per year.
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$36,392 - $77,563
(Median)
$36K
$53K
$78K
MEDIAN: $53,343
10%
50%
90%

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$12.57 - $31.13
(Median)
$13
$19
$31
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,392 - $77,563  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,256  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $10,101  
Commission
$0.00 - $19,727  
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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$34,121 - $79,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 919
National Hourly Rate 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$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.57 - $31.13  
   
Overtime
$16.63 - $42.90  
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.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,256  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,727  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $10,101  
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).
)
$34,121 - $79,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 294

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Job Description for Estimator, Construction

The job of construction estimator is essential to a contractor or any company that performs many building or material improvements or renovations to their facilities. The estimator assesses all costs - material and labor - for potential construction projects. They normally work within a firm to come up with their best estimates for a project so that the company can then implement this work into a budget for a bid; their estimates are often for internal use only, although some contractors have their estimators write actual bids as well.

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Estimator, Construction Tasks

  • Consult with outsides sources and analyze documents to create time, cost, materials and labor estimates.
  • Create cost tracking and reporting operational systems.
  • Create estimates and cost or expenditure statements for use in future project consideration.

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Pay by Experience Level for Estimator, Construction

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

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Experience Affects Estimator, Construction Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Estimator, Construction Salaries


Construction Estimating
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$52,000

Blueprints
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AutoCAD
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 241 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 28%
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