Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Senior Estimator is $89,934
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Senior Estimators?
A mid-career Senior Estimator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $87,770 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Senior Estimator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,414 based on 29 salaries. In their late career (20 …Read more
What Do Senior Estimators Do?
A senior estimator is responsible for predicting the cost of a construction project. To accomplish this, a senior estimator must gather all the data regarding materials, equipment, utilities and manpower required for a given project, figure out how long the project will take, adjust for economic conditions and perform a cost analysis to produce an accurate estimate. Once the estimate is complete, the senior estimator presents the estimate to senior management members. The senior estimator may …Read more
- 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.