The average salary for an Electrical Estimator is $66,064.
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What Do Electrical Estimators Do?
An electrical estimator works closely with the senior estimating staff to provide electrical estimates. They collect and analyze quotes from suppliers and subcontractors during the bidding process to obtain the complete bid package pricing and qualification information. It is also their job to generate costs estimates, and identify possible deficiencies in bid documents during the pre-bid process.
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Electrical Estimator Tasks
- Examine proposals, blueprints, and specifications to determine the kind and time period of work necessary for a project.
- Prepare material orders and other documentation.
- Visit job sites to assess progress, maintain logs, troubleshoot problems, and evaluate work.
- Create project plans from estimates, and define tasks, schedules, and necessary personnel.
- Confer with subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers, and negotiate and use local expertise to estimate costs.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Electrical Estimator
The top respondents for the job title Electrical Estimator are from the companies Electric Co., Dynalectric Company and Cupertino Electric, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Cupertino Electric, Inc. where the average pay is $78,012. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Interstates and Dynalectric Company, earning around $69,955 and $69,900, respectively. MMR Constructors pays the lowest at around $55,000. Electric Co. and EC COMPANY also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $61,176 and $68,670, respectively.
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What Are Popular Skills for Electrical Estimators?
Skills in Construction Estimating, Microsoft Office and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Estimators?
An entry-level Electrical Estimator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $50,430 based on 41 salaries. An early career Electrical Estimator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,909 based on 450 salaries. A mid-career Electrical Estimator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,628 based on 244 salaries. An experienced Electrical Estimator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,478 based on 240 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $77,962.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Electrical Estimator in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 16.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (6.9% more) and Dallas, Texas (6.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (6.7% less), Orlando, Florida (5.1% less) and Phoenix, Arizona (2.2% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 1,257 survey responses.