Average Mid-Career Chief Estimator Salary

$79,701
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$58k
MEDIAN
$80k
90%
$121k

The average salary for a Chief Estimator is $79,701

Base Salary
$58k - $121k
Bonus
$974 - $19k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $24k
Total Pay
$52k - $131k
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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
91.2%
Female
8.8%
This data is based on 68 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

77%

Dental

63%

Vision

59%

None

23%