Junior Estimator Salary

Pay for Junior Estimators in the United States sits in the ballpark of $45K annually. Total cash compensation for Junior Estimators runs from $31K to $59K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $4K and profit sharing that can reach almost $5K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction for Junior Estimators is high. Most Junior Estimators survey respondents are men (77 percent). While just under one in three report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and approximately one-half have dental, as well.

$33,829 - $61,298
$34K
$46K
$61K
MEDIAN: $45,642
10%
50%
90%

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$13.47 - $24.10
$13
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.40
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$0$61K
Salary $33,829 - $61,298
Bonus $0.00 - $4,156
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,051
Commission $7,861
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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$31,006 - $59,781
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 166
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $13.47 - $24.10
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $20.36 - $33.82
Annual Data $0$59K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,156
Commission $7,861
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,051
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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$31,006 - $59,781
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 112

Job Description for Junior Estimator

Junior estimators are in charge of conducting accurate cost analyses and estimations for their organization. They are responsible for preparing preliminary estimates for conceptual projects and assisting more experienced estimators with direct cost reports. These estimators follow company procedures to facilitate and define project scope, as well as use their financial expertise to prepare effective proposals in a deadline-driven environment. They help other estimators with pricing schedules, participate in proposal preparation, and perform technical assessments to facilitate analysis functions. In all tasks, junior estimators must follow project specifications and any relevant confidentiality rules.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Junior Estimator


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Junior Estimators might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Construction Estimator, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $52K per year.

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Popular Skills for Junior Estimator


Junior Estimators report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Fortunate workers who know Autodesk Quantity Takeoff can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 21 percent above average. Those listing Microsoft Office as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. AutoCAD and autodesk autocad also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Construction Estimating are similarly competent in AutoCAD.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,128

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

Junior Estimators will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 52 percent. Junior Estimators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+26 percent), New York (+20 percent), Denver (+20 percent), and Seattle (+8 percent). Compared to the national average, San Diego Junior Estimators have considerably lower salaries, 20 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Below-median salaries also turn up in Houston and Miami (15 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).

Junior Estimator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Junior Estimator?

Junior Estimator in Miami:
"Neutral."
Pros: Possibility to grow up.
Cons: To much numbres.

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Key Stats for Junior Estimator

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
0%

Experience Affects Junior Estimator Salaries

▲19%

▲12%

National Average
$42,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Junior Estimator Salaries

Autodesk Quantity Takeoff
▲20%

Blueprints
▼0%

National Average
$42,000

Construction Estimating
▼1%


autodesk autocad
▼4%

AutoCAD
▼8%

Microsoft Office
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 33%