Estimator, Construction Salary (United States)

An Estimator, Construction earns an average salary of $52,533 per year.
Estimator, Construction Total Pay (?
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$36,087 - $76,967
(Median)
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77K
MEDIAN: $52,532
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Estimator, Construction Total Pay (?
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$12.52 - $30.95
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,087 - $76,967  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,752  
Profit Sharing
$850 - $8,500  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,273  
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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$34,117 - $80,223  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,152
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.52 - $30.95  
   
Overtime
$14.68 - $41.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,752  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,273  
Profit Sharing
$850 - $8,500  
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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$34,117 - $80,223  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,152
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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
New York
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Fort Worth
up arrow 36%
Sacramento
up arrow 34%
Los Angeles
up arrow 33%
Jacksonville
up arrow 29%
Denver
up arrow 24%
Birmingham
up arrow 22%
Phoenix
up arrow 20%
up arrow 12%
Chicago
up arrow 10%
Seattle
up arrow 10%
San Diego
up arrow 5%
Minneapolis
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National Average
$51,000
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Atlanta
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Experience Affects Estimator, Construction Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Estimator, Construction Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%
Construction Estimating
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
AutoCAD
up arrow 1%
Blueprints
0%
Microsoft Office
0%
National Average
$51,000
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 25%
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