Average Late-Career Construction Estimator with Construction Estimating Skills Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$88,000
Avg. Salary
$5,087
Bonus
$6,500
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The average salary for a Late-Career Construction Estimator with Construction Estimating skills in Chicago, Illinois is $88,000.
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$88k
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$112k
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What Do Construction Estimators Do?

Construction Estimator Tasks
  • Create estimates and cost or expenditure statements for use in future project consideration.
  • Create cost tracking and reporting operational systems.
  • Consult with outsides sources and analyze documents to create time, cost, materials and labor estimates.

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What Are Popular Skills for Construction Estimators?

Skills in Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Contractor Management and Project Management.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Construction Estimators?

An early career Construction Estimator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $56,000 based on 13 salaries. A mid-career Construction Estimator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,940 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Construction Estimator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,233 based on 9 salaries.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Kansas City, Missouri (40.9% less), Atlanta, Georgia (24.9% less) and Orlando, Florida (20.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 36 survey responses.
Early Career
36.1%
Mid Career
38.9%
Experienced
25.0%