Average Chief Estimator with People Management Skills Salary

$100,497
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$66k
MEDIAN
$100k
90%
$146k

The average salary for a Chief Estimator is $100,497

Base Salary
$66k - $146k
Bonus
$2k - $29k
Profit Sharing
$3k - $31k
Commission
$0 - $15k
Total Pay
$69k - $167k
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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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Gender Breakdown

Male
94.2%
Female
5.1%
Prefer to self-define
0.7%
This data is based on 137 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

85%

Dental

73%

Vision

62%

None

15%