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Estimator, Construction Salary

An Estimator, Construction earns an average salary of $52,174 per year.
$36,010 - $76,756
(Median)
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77K
MEDIAN: $52,173
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$12.67 - $30.76
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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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
$36,010 - $76,756  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,727  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $8,142  
Commission
$0.00 - $19,866  
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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$34,075 - $79,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 966
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.67 - $30.76  
   
Overtime
$15.43 - $41.88  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,727  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $19,866  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $8,142  
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).
)
$34,075 - $79,663  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 300
United States (change)

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.

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Experience Affects Estimator, Construction Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Estimator, Construction Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

National Average
$51,000

Blueprints
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 256 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

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: 72% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 26%