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Average Senior Estimator Salary

$84,386
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,181
Bonus
$14,916
Commission
$3,711
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Senior Estimator is $84,386.
10%
$57k
MEDIAN
$84k
90%
$124k
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$57k - $124k
Bonus
$1k - $16k
Profit Sharing
$625 - $15k
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$4k - $35k
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$55k - $131k
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What Do Senior Estimators Do?

Senior Estimator Tasks
  • Evaluate risk and budgets for projects by considering RFP, blueprints, specs, or other documents.
  • Manage subcontractor bids and process.
  • Develop strategies to meet project goals, like setting work hours, sequencing tasks, obtaining materials, etc.
  • Develop and present cost estimates for internal and external audiences.

Job Satisfaction for Senior Estimator

4.1 out of 5
(436)
Highly Satisfied
48Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Senior Estimator are from the companies Turner Construction Company, Rotolo Consultants Inc. and Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at CH2M Hill where the average pay is $144,520. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Turner Construction Company and Black and Veatch, earning around $120,043 and $101,711, respectively. Chandler Signs, LLC pays the lowest at around $60,327. Rotolo Consultants Inc. and Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $64,750 and $84,000, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Senior Estimators?

Skills in Construction Estimating, Project Management and Contract Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel and Blueprints.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Senior Estimators?

An early career Senior Estimator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $65,444 based on 160 salaries. A mid-career Senior Estimator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,020 based on 336 salaries. An experienced Senior Estimator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $85,247 based on 758 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $90,091.
Employees with Senior Estimator in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 39.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Orlando, Florida (6.7% more) and Denver, Colorado (6.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (8.2% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (3.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,123 survey responses.
Early Career
7.5%
Mid Career
15.8%
Experienced
35.7%
Late Career
40.9%