A Cost Estimator earns an average salary of AU$62,838 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

AU$43,762 - AU$99,267
AU$44K
AU$62K
AU$99K
MEDIAN: AU$62,088
10%
50%
90%
AU$18.72 - AU$41.33
AU$19
AU$25
AU$41
MEDIAN: AU$25.01
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$99K
Salary AU$43,762 - AU$99,267
Bonus AU$1,000
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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AU$42,216 - AU$97,805
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 86
Hourly Data AU$0AU$63
Hourly Rate AU$18.72 - AU$41.33
Overtime AU$44.22
Annual Data AU$0AU$97K
Bonus AU$1,000
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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AU$42,216 - AU$97,805
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 20

Job Description for Cost Estimator

Whether the final product is a skyscraper or a tube of toothpaste, most companies need a professional to estimate the production costs for their products. A cost estimator predicts manufacturing price of a product using their analytical and technical skills. Their typical day includes analyzing labor, material, and time requirements for manufacturing proposals or construction blueprints to calculate the costs of production; they may also occasionally visit the site of production. As they are tasked with preparing cost estimates to ensure a projected project can be successfully and efficiently completed, they create cost-estimate reports and often make presentations to other members of the production team. Additionally, a cost estimator normally work alongside other professionals such as designers, architects, contractors, construction managers, and engineers.

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Cost Estimator Tasks

  • Produce cost estimates for a project based on project plans and discussions with clients and engineers.
  • Analyze current processes, personnel, and materials to identify methods for reducing costs.
  • Make new cost estimates as project progresses, and discuss changes with engineers, contractors, and clients.
  • Conduct research to determine needs for personnel, machinery, materials, and other factors which affect costs.

Cost Estimator Pay By Employer

$0$119K

$82,122

$109,340

Common Career Paths for Cost Estimator


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Cost Estimator Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$61,384

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Key Stats for Cost Estimator

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Cost Estimator Salaries

▲28%

▲21%

National Average
AU$61,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Cost Estimator Salaries

National Average
AU$61,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 95%