The average pay for a Junior Estimator is $44,630 per year. 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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$29,441 - $59,264
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MEDIAN: $44,630
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Junior Estimator Total Pay (?
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$11.58 - $24.07
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,441 - $59,264  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
Profit Sharing
$1,750 - $8,000  
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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$25,327 - $59,872  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 78
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.58 - $24.07  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $34.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,750 - $8,000  
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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$25,327 - $59,872  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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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

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%
Entry-Level
0%
National Average
$41,000
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Gender
Female
25%
female alumni
 
Male
75%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
1%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 25%
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