A Production Estimator earns an average salary of $50,003 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$34,144 - $70,659
(Median)
$34K
$50K
$71K
MEDIAN: $50,003
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$13.63 - $24.87
(Median)
$14
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$34,144 - $70,659  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,404  
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
Commission
$10,600  
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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$31,652 - $69,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.63 - $24.87  
   
Overtime
$1.55 - $43.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,404  
   
Commission
$10,600  
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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).
)
$31,652 - $69,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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Job Description for Production Estimator

A production estimator is a key employee for construction and contracting firms. This is the person who assesses a variety of disparate aspects of projects and determines their costs. The estimator's job is essential because his/her determinations will be used when bids are submitted for construction, remodeling, or renovations. If the figure is too low, the contractor may have trouble getting the difference and have to assume the overrun cost; if the figure is too large, the firm may not secure enough bids to remain operational.

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Production Estimator Tasks

  • Create and maintain project cost data, summaries, and reports recommending bid or no-bid.
  • Investigate cost variances and analyze supplier history and catalogs to recommend vendors.
  • Analyze plans, project documents, and inventory costs to estimate for components, materials, and products.
  • Communicate with customers, sales and engineers when quotes or prices change.

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Pay by Experience Level for Production Estimator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Production Estimator Reviews

What is it like working as a Production Estimator?

Production Estimator in Houston:
"Office Conditions."
Pros: I like my tasks, I like I get to work on my own time. And I am not bothered while I am doing my job.
Cons: I don/t get feedback on my job. I did not get training and I am left alone to do things that I don't know how to do.

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Experience Affects Production Estimator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Production Estimator Salaries

National Average
$45,000

Blueprints
up arrow 1%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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