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How much does an Estimator make in the United States?

Average base salary
12.8k salaries reported, updated at Mar 24, 2020
per year
The average salary for a estimator is $68,928 per year in the United States.
Most common benefits
  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Dental insurance

Where can an Estimator earn more?

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Most common benefits for Estimators

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Stock ownership plan
  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance
  • AD&D insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Disability insurance

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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Are there different types of estimators?

Although broadly defined as cost estimators, there are industry-specific titles given to this position and corresponding unique nuances to the roles. While performing almost all of the same job functions, some of the various job titles include construction estimators, mechanical and electrical estimators or structural estimators.

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How much do similar professions to Estimator get paid?

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