Average Chief Estimator Salary

$98,026
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$60k
MEDIAN
$98k
90%
$145k

The average salary for a Chief Estimator is $98,026

Base Salary
$60k - $145k
Bonus
$1k - $25k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $20k
Commission
$5k - $20k
Total Pay
$59k - $161k
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What Do Chief Estimators Do?

Chief Estimator Tasks
  • Read and interpret plans, proposals and other documentation to create bids.
  • Track and analyze data to reduce gaps between estimates and actual costs.
  • Obtain and track subcontract bids and negotiate budgets.
  • Prepare and present estimate documentation, including gaps in available data.
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Job Satisfaction for Chief Estimator

4.1 out of 5
(140)
Highly Satisfied
19Reviews
Based on 140 responses, the job of Chief Estimator has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.1 out of 5. On average, Chief Estimators are highly satisfied with their job.

Gender Breakdown

Male
94.2%
Female
5.6%
Prefer to self-define
0.3%
This data is based on 396 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

82%

Dental

66%

Vision

55%

None

17%