$64,721
Avg. Salary
$23.36
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,063

Bonus

$2,023

Profit Sharing

$5,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Electrical Estimator is $23.36 per hour.

The average pay for an Electrical Estimator is $64,721 per year.

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$16.03
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$23.36
50%
$35.53
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MEDIAN $23.36
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$44k
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$65k
50%
$95k
90%
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MEDIAN $64,721
$44,297 - $94,617
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MEDIAN: $64,721
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$0$94K
Salary $44,297 - $94,617
Bonus $299 - $10,007
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,787
Commission $1,600 - $14,400
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$40,138 - $93,673
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 974
Hourly Data $0$57
Hourly Rate $16.03 - $35.53
Hourly Tips $5.63
Overtime $23.73 - $57.91
Annual Data $0$93K
Bonus $299 - $10,007
Commission $1,600 - $14,400
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,787
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$40,138 - $93,673
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 470

Job Description for Electrical Estimator

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.

Electrical Estimator Pay By Employer

$0$98K

Electric Co.
5 profiles
$62,486

$62,873

Common Career Paths for Electrical Estimator


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At the upper end, Electrical Estimators who move into a Chief Estimator role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Chief Estimators is a much higher $94K per year. A common career progression for an Electrical Estimator is to become a Senior Estimator or an Electrical Project Manager. Compared to Electrical Estimators, the first group earns $19K more on average, and the second group earns $14K more.

Electrical Estimator Job Listings

Popular Skills for Electrical Estimator


Survey takers working as Electrical Estimators report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Autodesk Quantity Takeoff, Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical, Project Management, and Construction Estimating are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Computer Aided Drafting & Design as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. AutoCAD and autodesk autocad also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Construction Estimating indicates knowledge of Microsoft Office and Project Management. The majority of those who know Microsoft Excel also know Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Estimator

Pay by Experience for an Electrical Estimator has a positive trend. An entry-level Electrical Estimator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 297 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Electrical Estimator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 166 salaries. An experienced Electrical Estimator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 228 salaries. An Electrical Estimator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 206 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

21%

9%

1%

-12%

-26%

National Average: $62,051

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Electrical Estimators, Chicago provides a pay rate that is 20 percent greater than the national average. Electrical Estimators will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+11 percent), Sacramento (+10 percent), Denver (+9 percent), and Baltimore (+7 percent). Electrical Estimators in Phoenix make 26 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Orlando and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 21 percent lower and 17 percent lower, respectively.

Electrical Estimator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Electrical Estimator?

Electrical Estimator in Columbus:
"Satisfying."
Pros: Flexibility.
Cons: Stress.

Electrical Estimator in Dallas:
"BETTER KNOWLEDGE OF SALARY NEGOCIATIONS."
BE BOTH ACCURATE AND KNOWLEDGABLE AS TO THE TYPE WORK YOU ARE ESTIMATING.

Electrical Estimator in Deland:
"Estimating experiance."
Pros: My job offers me the flexibility to be with my family and to extend my knowledge of the industry.
Cons: Sometimes it can be long hours and the stress of landing new work can be demanding.

Electrical Estimator in Paris:
"Estimating/Project Manageing."
Pay attention to details, Specification a must read and comprehend. Stop and take some breaks, walk around.

Electrical Estimator in Houston:
"Challenging, flexable, benifits."
Pros: Rewarding when we land a large job.
Cons: Sitting in an office.

Electrical Estimator in Sioux Falls:
"Long hours and lots of stress."
Don't take on more than you can handle.

Electrical Estimator in Purcellville:
"Good environment, stress level moderate, team effort."
Pros: Meeting with customers and cultivating new and ongoing business, great team to work with. Nice office environment.
Cons: Deadlines for bids can be stressful. Lots of lost bids - very competitive.

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Key Stats for Electrical Estimator

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 280 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
26%

Experience Affects Electrical Estimator Salaries

▲23%

▲11%

▲3%

National Average
$62,000

▼21%

Skills That Affect Electrical Estimator Salaries

Autodesk Quantity Takeoff
▲1%

Construction Estimating
▼0%



National Average
$62,000

▼2%

AutoCAD Electrical
▼4%




Blueprints
▼13%

Software Knowledge
▼15%

autodesk autocad
▼23%

AutoCAD
▼24%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 280 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 21%