The average salary for a Cost Estimator in Australia is AU$65,052.
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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 ta…Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Cost Estimator
Skills in Construction Estimating, Blueprints and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel.
Pay by Experience Level for Cost Estimator
An early career Cost Estimator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$57,758 based on 62 salaries. A mid-career Cost Estimator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$82,189 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Cost Estimator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$71,628 based on 22 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$72,729.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Cost Estimator in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 28.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Perth, Western Australia (21.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Brisbane, Queensland (13.9% less), Adelaide, South Australia (7.8% less) and Melbourne, Victoria (1.8% less).
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