Estimator, Construction Salary

An Estimator, Construction earns an average salary of $54,499 per year.
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$37,733 - $79,738
(Median)
$38K
$54K
$80K
MEDIAN: $54,499
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90%

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$11.85 - $29.73
(Median)
$12
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$37,733 - $79,738  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,761  
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $20,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $16,219  
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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$33,747 - $80,970  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 866
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.85 - $29.73  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.04  
Overtime
$16.89 - $42.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,761  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $16,219  
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $20,000  
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).
)
$33,747 - $80,970  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 288
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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

National Average: $51,828

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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
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Blueprints
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$52,000

AutoCAD
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 198 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
medical benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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