Estimator, Construction Salary (United States)

An Estimator, Construction earns an average salary of $52,379 per year.
Estimator, Construction Total Pay (?
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$36,019 - $76,951
(Median)
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77K
MEDIAN: $52,379
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Estimator, Construction Total Pay (?
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$12.61 - $30.78
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,019 - $76,951  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,730  
Profit Sharing
$850 - $8,500  
Commission
$0.00 - $20,134  
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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$34,035 - $80,020  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,177
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.61 - $30.78  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $41.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,730  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $20,134  
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).
)
$34,035 - $80,020  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,177
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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

Los Angeles
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Jacksonville
up arrow 29%
Denver
up arrow 25%
Phoenix
up arrow 20%
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New York
up arrow 10%
Minneapolis
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Seattle
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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 3%
Construction Estimating
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
Blueprints
0%
Microsoft Office
0%
AutoCAD
0%
National Average
$51,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
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: 72% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 26%
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