Average Chief Estimator Salary

$98,708
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$61k
MEDIAN
$99k
90%
$145k

The average salary for a Chief Estimator is $98,708

Base Salary
$61k - $145k
Bonus
$2k - $26k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $24k
Commission
$5k - $15k
Total Pay
$60k - $159k
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What Do Chief Estimators Do?

Chief Estimator Tasks
  • Read and interpret plans, proposals and other documentation to create bids.
  • Track and analyze data to reduce gaps between estimates and actual costs.
  • Obtain and track subcontract bids and negotiate budgets.
  • Prepare and present estimate documentation, including gaps in available data.
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Job Satisfaction for Chief Estimator

4.1 out of 5
(117)
Highly Satisfied
20Reviews
Based on 117 responses, the job of Chief Estimator has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.1 out of 5. On average, Chief Estimators are highly satisfied with their job.

Gender Breakdown

Male
94.4%
Female
5.3%
Prefer to self-define
0.3%
This data is based on 339 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

84%

Dental

67%

Vision

57%

None

16%