The average salary for an Estimator is $56,954 per year.

$36,011 - $91,630
(Median)
$36K
$57K
$92K
MEDIAN: $56,953
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90%

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$12.46 - $30.50
(Median)
$12
$17
$30
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$36,011 - $91,630  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,213  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Commission
$3,250  
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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$33,188 - $91,088  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 71
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.46 - $30.50  
   
Overtime
$26.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,213  
   
Commission
$3,250  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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).
)
$33,188 - $91,088  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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Job Description for Estimator

  • Make new cost estimates as project progresses, and discuss changes with engineers, contractors, and clients.
  • Conduct research to determine needs for personnel, machinery, materials, and other factors which affect costs.
  • Produce cost estimates for a project based on project plans and discussions with clients and engineers.
  • Analyze current processes, personnel, and materials to identify methods for reducing costs.

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Pay by Experience Level for Estimator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Estimator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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