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Estimator salary in United States

How much does an Estimator make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $75,231
Low $47,556
High $119,012
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a estimator is $75,231 per year in the United States. 15.5k salaries reported, updated at September 29, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
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Top companies for Estimators in United States

  1. Den Defenders
    25 reviews12 salaries reported
    $200,000per year
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Highest paying cities for Estimators near United States

  1. San Jose, CA
    $108,185 per year
    44 salaries reported
  2. San Diego, CA
    $101,019 per year
    136 salaries reported
  3. Baltimore, MD
    $88,260 per year
    53 salaries reported
  1. Austin, TX
    $76,495 per year
    90 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $75,821 per year
    254 salaries reported
  3. Tampa, FL
    $74,025 per year
    122 salaries reported
  1. Dallas, TX
    $72,123 per year
    129 salaries reported
  2. Charlotte, NC
    $71,809 per year
    145 salaries reported
  3. Miami, FL
    $71,685 per year
    73 salaries reported
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Where can an Estimator earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Estimators

Top certifications
Certified Compensation Professional
Top skills
Top fields of study
Construction Degree

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Most common benefits for Estimators

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 343 ratings

56% of Estimators in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Construction Estimator

Job openings

Average $85,536 per year

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Common questions about salaries for an Estimator

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