Average Mid-Career Chief Estimator Salary

$81,587
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$58k
MEDIAN
$82k
90%
$109k

The average salary for a Chief Estimator is $81,587

Base Salary
$58k - $109k
Bonus
$967 - $18k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $25k
Commission
$0 - $18k
Total Pay
$55k - $118k
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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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