A Senior Estimator earns an average salary of $77,135 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Senior Estimator Total Pay (?
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$52,262 - $111,252
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MEDIAN: $77,135
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Senior Estimator Total Pay (?
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$15.42 - $46.07
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,262 - $111,252  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,489  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $14,575  
Commission
$0.00 - $48,479  
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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$51,386 - $119,948  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,887
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.42 - $46.07  
   
Overtime
$22.60 - $56.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,489  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $48,479  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $14,575  
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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$51,386 - $119,948  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,887
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Job Description for Senior Estimator
A senior estimator is responsible for predicting the cost of a construction project. To accomplish this, a senior estimator must gather all the data regarding materials, equipment, utilities and manpower required for a given project, figure out how long the project will take, adjust for economic conditions and perform a cost analysis to produce an accurate estimate. Once the estimate is complete, the senior estimator presents the estimate to senior management members. The senior estimator may also be expected to work with architects and other consultants to find ways to reduce costs without endangering the success of the project and could be expected to take part in soliciting and negotiating prices from contractors and suppliers. Senior estimators will often work a standard 40-hour work week, but emergencies and tight time restraints may require working additional hours to meet deadlines. The bulk of a senior estimator’s time will be spent in an office, but sometimes travel to work sites is required to meet with contractors, architects and other team members, and to meet with suppliers.
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Senior Estimator Tasks
  • Develop strategies to meet project goals, like setting work hours, sequencing tasks, obtaining materials, etc.
  • Develop and present cost estimates for internal and external audiences.
  • Evaluate risk and budgets for projects by considering RFP, blueprints, specs, or other documents.
  • Manage subcontractor bids and process.
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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Estimator
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Experience Affects Senior Estimator Salaries

National Average
$79,000

Skills That Affect Senior Estimator Salaries

Microsoft Office
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National Average
$79,000
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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
41%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 14%
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