How much does a Civil Estimator make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Civil Estimator in the United States is $33 as of September 25, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $30 and $37. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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What is a Civil Estimator?

A Civil Estimator is a construction professional who bids on civil projects that have gone to tender. Civil estimators typically have a background in civil engineering, construction project management, or construction supervision. Estimators are responsible for obtaining tenders, obtaining of material costs, calculation of tenders taking into consideration project management and overheads. The role of an estimator can be a very pressured one, and requires a great level of concentration, some of which will result in erratic office hours to ensure tender return dates can be achieved....

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CyberCoders - Dulles , VA
Heavy Civil Estimator Location: Sterling, VA Requirements: heavy civil projects, underground utilities, HCSS software... Almost 100 years since inception, we are still a family owned and operate ...
CyberCoders, Inc - 9 days ago
GPAC - Virginia Beach , VA
Our client is a top heavy civil contractor that has a critical need for a Sr Estimator to join their growing team. All their projects are moving ahead and no layoffs amidst the pandemic. Amazing work ...
Joblift GmbH (USD CPC) - 3 days ago
Cybercoders - Woodstock , VA
Senior Construction Estimator If you are a Heavy Civil, Construction Estimator with 5-10+ years of pre-construction project estimating experience, read on! We are an award winning, mid-sized Civil ...
CyberCoders, Inc - 8 days ago
Old Dominion Insulation - Midlothian , VA
... Civil Engineering or related field Able to read architectural plans and develop cost estimates Strong understanding of construction processes Proficiency in MS Word and Excel Able to multi-task and ...
iHire - 10 days ago
Banker Steel Company LLC - Lynchburg , VA
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Administration, or equivalent related work experience. Minimum of 5 or more years estimating or structural ...
Joblift GmbH (USD CPC) - 57 days ago
SmartSite LLC - Springfield , VA
We are seeking a mid-level estimator to assist with construction reporting, analysis, exhibits, and ... Candidates should be proficient with Civil 3D and/or AGTEK software, be able to easily navigate and ...
ZipRecruiter - 15 days ago
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