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Junior Estimator Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Junior Estimator is $45,421 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. 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.
Junior Estimator Salary (?
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$30,880 - $59,583
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $45,421
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Junior Estimator Salary (?
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$11.73 - $22.92
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,880 - $59,583  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,145  
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $9,000  
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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$26,844 - $60,728  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.73 - $22.92  
   
Overtime
$12.16 - $35.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,145  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $9,000  
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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$26,844 - $60,728  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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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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Pay Difference By Location

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New York
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National Average
$41,000
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Experience Affects Junior Estimator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$41,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Junior Estimator Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%
Construction Estimating
0%
National Average
$41,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
20%
female alumni
 
Male
80%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 24%