Median pay for Mid-Career Senior Estimators is around $77K per year. Total cash compensation to Mid-Career Senior Estimators approaches anywhere from $51K on the lower end to $120K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $15K from bonuses and upwards of $14K from profit sharing. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$52,612 - $115,702
(Median)
$53K
$77K
$120K
MEDIAN: $77,363
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90%

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$18.97 - $32.95
(Median)
$19
$23
$33
MEDIAN: $23.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,612 - $115,702  
   
Bonus
$491.32 - $14,740  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $13,572  
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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$51,126 - $120,192  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 286
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.97 - $32.95  
   
Overtime
$30.08  
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
$491.32 - $14,740  
   
Commission
$20,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $13,572  
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).
)
$51,126 - $120,192  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $78,019

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Houston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Mid-Career Senior Estimators, 51 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Senior Estimators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+24 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), Portland (+14 percent), and Denver (+12 percent). The lowest-paying market is Dallas, which sits 13 percent below the national average.

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Skills That Affect Senior Estimator Salaries

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Contract Negotiation
0%

National Average
$78,000

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Blueprints
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Project Management
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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