Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does an Estimator make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022



$79,774 / yrTotal Pay
$62,742 / yrBase Pay
$17,032 / yrAdditional Pay


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The estimated total pay for a Estimator is $79,774 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $62,742 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $17,032 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Construction Estimator

$77,724 /yr
Construction Estimator
$110,163 /yr
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Top Paying Companies

For an Estimator in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for an Estimator in United States. Employers include Pacific Gas and Electric, InfraWare and Zillow.

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Top Paying Industries

For an Estimator in United States

The top 5 paying industries for an Estimator in United States are Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $127,616, Information Technology with a median total pay of $114,870, Real Estate with a median total pay of $104,605, Insurance with a median total pay of $98,997, and Human Resources & Staffing with a median total pay of $93,403.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$127,616

    30% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$114,870

    22% Higher than other industries

  • Real EstateReal Estate$104,605

    15% Higher than other industries

  • InsuranceInsurance$98,997

    10% Higher than other industries

  • Human Resources & StaffingHuman Resources & Staffing$93,403

    4% Higher than other industries

Energy, Mining & Utilities

Top paying companies in Energy, Mining & Utilities for Estimator are Pacific Gas and Electric and Schneider Electric.

Pacific Gas and ElectricPacific Gas and Electric$151,187/yr

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What is the pay outlook for Skilled Labor & Manufacturing?

Skilled labor jobs like manufacturing, construction and warehousing are in high demand. Warehousing and logistics jobs are projected to grow rapidly with the growth of e-commerce and often pay higher salaries than other jobs that don't require a college degree. While a college degree is not generally required, training in new skills or earning certifications and licenses can be a way to earn a higher salary. While job opportunities are projected to grow, automation remains a risk to the long-term job outlook.

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Construction Estimator

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$23 | $1K

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United States of America

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$85K | $5K

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United States of America

 | 7-9 years



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Estimator pay FAQ

The national average salary for an Estimator is $62,742 per year in United States. Filter by location to see an Estimator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 6314 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Estimator employees.

The highest salary for an Estimator in United States is $94,828 per year.

The lowest salary for an Estimator in United States is $41,513 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming an Estimator or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of an Estimator.