Junior Estimator Salary

Junior Estimators in the United States pull down an average of $45K annually. Total incomes of Junior Estimators incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $4K from bonuses and close to $5K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $31K and $59K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. While some workers in this profession — just under a third — do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and around half have dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Junior Estimators who answered the questionnnaire.

$33,728 - $61,018
$34K
$45K
$61K
MEDIAN: $45,045
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50%
90%

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$13.12 - $24.23
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$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.38
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$0$61K
Salary $33,728 - $61,018
Bonus $0.00 - $4,438
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,034
Commission $4,000
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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$30,723 - $59,118
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 161
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $13.12 - $24.23
Overtime $19.95 - $33.45
Annual Data $0$59K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,438
Commission $4,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,034
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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$30,723 - $59,118
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 124

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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.

Common Career Paths for Junior Estimator


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Junior Estimators might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Construction Estimator, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $52K per year.

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Popular Skills for Junior Estimator


Survey results show that Junior Estimators use a fair number of skills. Fortunate workers who know Autodesk Quantity Takeoff can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 21 percent above average. Those listing Microsoft Office as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. AutoCAD and autodesk autocad also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Construction Estimating also know AutoCAD.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $41,579

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Los Angeles is home to an above-average pay rate for Junior Estimators, 53 percent higher than the national average. Junior Estimators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+27 percent), New York (+21 percent), Denver (+20 percent), and Seattle (+8 percent). In San Diego, salaries are 20 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Houston (15 percent lower) and Miami (12 percent lower).

Junior Estimator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Junior Estimator?

Junior Estimator in Miami:
"Neutral."
Pros: Possibility to grow up.
Cons: To much numbres.

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Key Stats for Junior Estimator

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Junior Estimator Salaries

▲21%

▲13%

National Average
$42,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Junior Estimator Salaries

Autodesk Quantity Takeoff
▲21%

Blueprints
▲1%

Construction Estimating
▼0%

National Average
$42,000


autodesk autocad
▼3%

AutoCAD
▼7%

Microsoft Office
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
2%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 31%
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