Junior Estimator Salary (United States)

A Junior Estimator earns an average salary of $46,685 per year. A skill in Microsoft Excel is associated with high pay for this job. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.
Junior Estimator Total Pay (?
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$32,966 - $60,060
(Median)
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60K
MEDIAN: $46,684
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Junior Estimator Total Pay (?
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$11.75 - $23.81
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$32,966 - $60,060  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,022  
Profit Sharing
$4,913 - $10,174  
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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$26,734 - $62,018  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 101
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.75 - $23.81  
   
Overtime
$17.52 - $35.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,022  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,913 - $10,174  
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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$26,734 - $62,018  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 101
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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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Experience Affects Junior Estimator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%
Mid-Career
up arrow 13%
National Average
$42,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Junior Estimator Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 18%
National Average
$42,000
Construction Estimating
up arrow 2%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
20%
female alumni
 
Male
80%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 23%
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