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Junior Estimator Salary

Junior Estimators in the United States take home approximately $46K annually on average. Final cash compensation to Junior Estimators varies from around $29K to approximately $61K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K and $19K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and roughly a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by just over a half. Making up 77 percent of those who took the survey, male Junior Estimators greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$31,893 - $61,826
(Median)
$32K
$46K
$62K
MEDIAN: $45,864
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50%
90%

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$11.88 - $22.94
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary 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.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,893 - $61,826  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,112  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,392  
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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$28,794 - $61,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 142
National Hourly Rate 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.
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $22.94  
   
Overtime
$17.36 - $32.19  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,112  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,392  
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).
)
$28,794 - $61,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 88

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Job Description for Junior Estimator

Junior estimators are in charge of conducting accurate cost analyses and estimations for their organization. They are responsible for preparing preliminary estimates for conceptual projects and assisting more experienced estimators with direct cost reports. These estimators follow company procedures to facilitate and define project scope, as well as use their financial expertise to prepare effective proposals in a deadline-driven environment. They help other estimators with pricing schedules, participate in proposal preparation, and perform technical assessments to facilitate analysis functions. In all tasks, junior estimators must follow project specifications and any relevant confidentiality rules.

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Junior Estimator Tasks

  • Oversee work progress, complete logs, and update supervisors about challenges.
  • Write up technical reports, subcontracts, purchase orders, project updates, and proposals.
  • Interpret plans and construction materials to propose and double-check estimates.
  • Identify and resolve deviations from the proposal, including scope and specifications.

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Junior Estimators only report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Construction Estimating, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office. Experience with Construction Estimating is often linked with knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

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Experience Affects Junior Estimator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Junior Estimator Salaries

Construction Estimating
up arrow 1%

National Average
$41,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
64%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 25%
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