How Much Does a Construction Cost Estimator / Quantity Surveyor Earn in the USA, UK, Canada and Australia?

Construction Cost Estimators aka Quantity Surveyors work for a number of organizations in building, civil engineering, home renovations, refurbishments, interior design, quantity surveying, project management, construction management, cost estimating consultancy, property development, mining, steel fabrication, manufacturing, ship building, facility management, asset management and many others including the government, municipalities, building material suppliers, railways, oil rigs and real estate evaluators. Estimating jobs are also available in mechanical and electrical engineering.

Quantity Surveying is one of the highly paid professions in the construction industry all over the world. In a typical construction project, architects, engineers and quantity surveyors are authorized personnel who convene site meetings, progress meetings, issue instructions and approve payments. They lead the project management team, and hence they have authority over the contractor and site workers. These three professionals represent the interests of the client. Due to their project  and contract management responsibilities, including their respective fields of expertise, the quantity surveyor, architect and project engineer are the highest earning professionals in any construction project.

The following is the estimated salary of Quantity Surveyors and Construction Cost Estimators around the world:

United States of America

Salary of Construction Estimators in the USA

Annual Salary According to Contract Type:

  • All levels of experience – USD$50,000 to $90,000
  • Full-time employees  – USD$50,000 to $90,000
  • Contract employees – USD$55,000 to $90,000
  • Part-time employees – USD$35,000 to $60,000
  • Temporary employees – USD$40,000 to $80,000
  • Interns – USD$30,000 to $55,000

Annual Salary According to Experience:

  • Entry level – USD$40,000 to $80,000
  • Mid Level – USD$50,000 to $85,000
  • Senior Level – USD$70,000 to $95,000

Annual Salary According to Company:

  • GPAC – USD$70,000 to $110,000
  • Dorvin D Leis – USD$85,000
  • Penhall Company – USD$70,000 to $75,000
  • AECOM – USD$50,000 to $90,000
  • TechUSA – USD$55,000 to $95,000
  • Granite Construction – USD$75,000 to $90,000
  • The Lane Construction Corporation – USD$70,000 to $95,000
  • Amec Foster Wheeler – USD$60,000 to $90,000
  • Turner Construction Company – USD$70,000 to $90,000
  • Leland Saylor Associates – USD$90,000 to $120,000
  • Trillium Construction – USD$45,000 to $75,000
  • GH Phipps Construction Companies – USD$90,000 to $105,000
  • Flatiron Construction Corp – USD$80,000 to $100,000

Top US Cities and Towns To Find Construction Estimator Jobs:

  1. New York
  2. Houston
  3. Denver
  4. Los Angeles
  5. Phoenix
  6. Dallas
  7. Atlanta
  8. Chicago
  9. Charlotte
  10. San Antonio
  11. Austin
  12. Raleigh
  13. Orlando
  14. Washington DC
  15. Las Vegas

 

United Kingdom

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