The average pay for an Entry-Level Senior Estimator is $67,215 per year.

$39,964 - $99,577
$40K
$67K
$100K
MEDIAN: $67,215
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$13.50 - $31.93
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MEDIAN: $21.78
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,964 - $99,577  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,161  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $24,832  
Commission
$20,000  
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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$35,537 - $102,229  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.50 - $31.93  
   
Overtime
$19.99 - $50.81  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,161  
   
Commission
$20,000  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $24,832  
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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$35,537 - $102,229  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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Senior Estimator Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Senior Estimator in Boise:
"Construction Estimating."
High pressure and low success rate. You need thick skin and an indomitable attitude. Lots of people used to be estimators. Ups and downs, but mostly down.

Senior Estimator in San Diego:
"Systems and procedures are key."
If you want to produce accurate bids, you need systems and checks in place to make sure that you have captured all of the relevant costs, as well as ensure that you have the information you need when you need it.

Senior Estimator in Hartford:
"All work and no play."
Put in the " due diligence" to be sure the costs for labor and material are accurate to maintain margins.

Senior Estimator in Minneapolis:
"Boring."
I would not want anyone to go into this as you do not get out to sites to see what you are bidding.

Senior Estimator in Aurora:
"Get it in writing!"
The short version is...promises were made that I asked to have in writing. I accepted the job prior to that written promise and now in two years, my boss who made the promises is gone. I have had no review, no raise, no bonus and no way of knowing how one has the opportunity to achieve anything at this company. I have gone all the way up to the President and still have no answers. GET IT IN WRITING!

Senior Estimator in Boulder:
"I Wish I Knew That There Is No Profit Sharing."
Keep all your records of your estimate. What you knew, and when you knew it.

Senior Estimator in Kansas City:
"Successful Performance."
Obtain a greater scope of construction methods and practices and how to translate them into costs.

Key Stats for Senior Estimator

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
056
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
43%
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Skills That Affect Senior Estimator Salaries

National Average
$64,000

Construction Estimating
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Blueprints
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Project Management
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 10%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 12%

AutoCAD
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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