In a recent post, we shared construction salary ranges for Preconstruction, and this week, we will look at positions for estimators – Junior Estimator and Estimator I.

Our goal is to help hiring managers across the nation maintain competitive construction estimator salaries—and help job seekers to determine the salary range they should be looking to achieve.

 

Junior Estimator

Junior Estimator is an entry level Estimating position, which requires either a BS or MS degree in estimating. They work under close supervision of a Senior Estimator, performing general/routine estimating duties.

Region 20th Percentile 80th Percentile Mean Median
Midwest $54.5 $71.5 $63.1 $61.2
Mid-Atlantic $55.2 $67.8 $61.0 $60.7
Northeast $56.0 $74.5 $65.4 $60.0
Northwest $55.2 $65.1 $62.3 $61.4
Southeast $56.5 $65.2 $62.6 $59.7
Southwest $57.4 $72.8 $65.7 $65.1

*salaries do not reflect bonuses

 

Estimator I

Estimator I requires a minimum of 2 years’ experience. Job responsibilities are similar to that of Junior Estimator, however, they typically have developed at least one area of specialty that allows them to add additional value to the project at hand. They work under close supervision of a Senior Estimator, performing routine estimating job duties.

Region 20th Percentile 80th Percentile Mean Median
Midwest $66.5 $86.9 $78.5 $78.5
Mid-Atlantic $69.8 $94.1 $81.6 $77.1
Northeast $67.0 $140.0 $87.7 $84.0
Northwest $69.4 $87.3 $80.6 $78.0
Southeast $69.5 $88.2 $79.2 $78.8
Southwest $69.5 $88.3 $78.2 $78.1

*salaries do not reflect bonuses

 

The construction salary data generated above is compiled from multiple industry and salary sources, coupled with real-time data compiled by The Birmingham Group. As one of the leading recruiters in the nation, construction executive search firm, The Birmingham Group, interviews over 300 construction professionals each week.

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