An Estimator, Construction earns an average salary of $52,353 per year.
Estimator, Construction Total Pay (?
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$35,875 - $76,563
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $52,353
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Estimator, Construction Total Pay (?
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$12.66 - $30.55
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,875 - $76,563  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,662  
Profit Sharing
$203.47 - $8,139  
Commission
$0.00 - $11,000  
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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$33,906 - $79,806  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,120
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.66 - $30.55  
   
Overtime
$13.28 - $41.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,662  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $11,000  
Profit Sharing
$203.47 - $8,139  
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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$33,906 - $79,806  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,120
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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
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Honolulu
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Denver
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Birmingham
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Phoenix
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Seattle
up arrow 16%
Chicago
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San Diego
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Minneapolis
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National Average
$51,000
Atlanta
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Rochester
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Indianapolis
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Experience Affects Estimator, Construction Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Estimator, Construction Salaries

Project Management
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Construction Estimating
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Microsoft Excel
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Blueprints
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National Average
$51,000
AutoCAD
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Microsoft Office
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Gender
Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 26%
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