$57,499
Avg. Salary
$19.48
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,054

Bonus

$2,097

Profit Sharing

$6,500

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Estimator, Construction is $19.48 per hour.

The average pay for an Estimator, Construction is $57,499 per year.

$13.57
10%
$19.48
50%
$29.01
90%
MEDIAN $19.48
$40k
10%
$57k
50%
$85k
90%
MEDIAN $57,499
$39,769 - $85,146
$40K
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MEDIAN: $57,499
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90%

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$13.57 - $29.01
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$0$85K
Salary $39,769 - $85,146
Bonus $175 - $9,870
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,174
Commission $409 - $35,234
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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$35,563 - $84,486
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 917
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $13.57 - $29.01
Overtime $19.47 - $43.03
Annual Data $0$84K
Bonus $175 - $9,870
Commission $409 - $35,234
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,174
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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$35,563 - $84,486
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 325

Job Description for Estimator, Construction

The job of construction estimator is essential to a contractor or any company that performs many building or material improvements or renovations to their facilities. The estimator assesses all costs - material and labor - for potential construction projects. They normally work within a firm to come up with their best estimates for a project so that the company can then implement this work into a budget for a bid; their estimates are often for internal use only, although some contractors have their estimators write actual bids as well.

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Estimator, Construction 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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Popular Skills for Estimator, Construction

Pay by Experience Level for Estimator, Construction

Pay by Experience for an Estimator, Construction has a positive trend. An entry-level Estimator, Construction with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 302 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Estimator, Construction with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 204 salaries. An experienced Estimator, Construction which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 179 salaries. An Estimator, Construction with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 104 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,980

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

Estimator, Construction Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Estimator, Construction?

Estimator, Construction in Los Angeles:
"Always trying to make bosses job easier."
Pros: Everything is close
Cons: Traffic

Estimator, Construction in St. Louis:
"Work Hard, Play Hard."
Pros: Overall a great environment to work in. There are always industry events and opportunities to explore. I love the people in my industry and the overall positive attitudes and options available.
Cons: A very competitive market and one that people move around a lot in. There are always ways to improve.

Estimator, Construction in Lynnwood:
"Fleeced."
I wish I had known that my employer would not follow-thru with promises made at the onset of my employment.

Estimator, Construction in Green Bay:
"Always find out what kind of Training Program is available."
Learn how to work independently. Never let the Sale/Customer wait for their estimate. Product Knowledge is Essential.

Estimator, Construction in Alpharetta:
"Pay Attention to the Details."
I would advise any new estimator to develop a habit of getting all the details of the project they are estimating. Knowledge about the project is key when estimating in order to cover cost and reduce risk for the company.

Estimator, Construction in Watsonville:
"Cat eats dog."
Pros: The cat looks like Garfield.
Cons: Short lunch break.

Estimator, Construction in Portland:
"Fun, challenging,"
Pros: Meeting new people, control of my own projects.
Cons: Some time very long and hard hours, being on call.

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Key Stats for Estimator, Construction

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 237 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Estimator, Construction Salaries

▲25%

▲14%

▲5%

National Average
$54,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Estimator, Construction Salaries

Job Scheduling
▲37%

National Average
$54,000

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▼1%

Construction Estimating
▼2%

Project Management
▼2%


▼5%



▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 237 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 28%