AU$65,964
Avg. Salary
AU$26.15
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

AU$2,017

Bonus

AU$10,174

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Construction Estimator is AU$26.15 per hour.

The average pay for a Construction Estimator is AU$65,964 per year.

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AU$19.79
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AU$26.15
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AU$38.98
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MEDIAN AU$26.15
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AU$47k
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AU$99k
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MEDIAN AU$65,964
AU$46,504 - AU$99,226
AU$47K
AU$66K
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MEDIAN: AU$65,964
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MEDIAN: AU$26.15
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AU$0AU$99K
Salary AU$46,504 - AU$99,226
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$10,181
Commission AU$10,174
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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AU$45,439 - AU$98,653
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 548
Hourly Data AU$0AU$69
Hourly Rate AU$19.79 - AU$38.98
Overtime AU$26.79 - AU$69.46
Annual Data AU$0AU$98K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$10,181
Commission AU$10,174
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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AU$45,439 - AU$98,653
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 92

Job Description for Construction Estimator

A construction estimator can be used on many types of construction jobs, from a home to a road to a waste water treatment plant. A construction estimator determines how much to budget for the job and how much to bid for it. The estimator will review the plans, visit the proposed construction site, and then estimate what it will cost to build.

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Construction Estimator Tasks
  • Create estimates and cost or expenditure statements for use in future project consideration.
  • Create cost tracking and reporting operational systems.
  • Consult with outsides sources and analyze documents to create time, cost, materials and labor estimates.

Common Career Paths for Construction Estimator


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Popular Skills for Construction Estimator

Pay by Experience Level for Construction Estimator

Pay by Experience for a Construction Estimator has a positive trend. An entry-level Construction Estimator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$59,000 based on 395 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Construction Estimator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$77,000 based on 188 salaries. An experienced Construction Estimator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$80,000 based on 93 salaries. A Construction Estimator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$74,000 based on 47 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

15%

11%

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-14%

-19%

National Average: AU$64,665

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

Construction Estimator Reviews

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

Construction Estimator in Wollongong:
"Estimating Machine."
Pros: Overview of future projects and communication with clients and the upper management.
Cons: Rushed, tender dates unreasonable, waste subcontractor time with pricing.

Construction Estimator in Gold Coast:
"Estimator."
Pros: The people I work with are good people.
Cons: I do not get paid enough for the amount of work I do.

Construction Estimator in Bunbury:
"The up's and downs of Estimating."
Be prepared to be bombarded by all divisions. Estimating is the central hub of any Building company.

Construction Estimator in Cairns:
"Cost estimator."
Pros: Estimating, winning project work, and providing a service to the client.
Cons: Losing work to under valued bids.

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Key Stats for Construction Estimator

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Construction Estimator Salaries

▲23%

▲19%

▲14%

National Average
AU$65,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Construction Estimator Salaries

▲17%

▲12%



Microsoft Excel
▲2%

Contractor Management
▲1%

National Average
AU$65,000




▼3%


Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 3%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 96%