Average Junior Estimator Salary

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The average salary for a Junior Estimator is $48,132.
MEDIAN $48,132
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$31k - $61k

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Job Description for Junior Estimator

Junior Estimator Tasks
  • Interpret plans and construction materials to propose and double-check estimates.
  • Identify and resolve deviations from the proposal, including scope and specifications.
  • Oversee work progress, complete logs, and update supervisors about challenges.
  • Write up technical reports, subcontracts, purchase orders, project updates, and proposals.

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Popular Skills for Junior Estimator

Skills in Construction Estimating, Blueprints and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Autodesk AutoCAD and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Junior Estimator

An entry-level Junior Estimator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $45,256 based on 281 salaries. An early career Junior Estimator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,475 based on 444 salaries. A mid-career Junior Estimator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,408 based on 69 salaries. An experienced Junior Estimator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,114 based on 26 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $51,300.
Employees with Junior Estimator in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 8.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (5.7% more) and New York, New York (4.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (15.5% less) and Orlando, Florida (9.3% less).

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