Average Early-Career Chief Estimator Salary

$70,855
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$53k
MEDIAN
$71k
90%
$94k

The average salary for a Chief Estimator is $70,855

Base Salary
$53k - $94k
Bonus
$776 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $6k
Commission
$0 - $10k
Total Pay
$45k - $94k
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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
92.0%
Female
8.0%
This data is based on 50 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

75%

Dental

57%

Vision

52%

None

25%