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Old 08-09-2019, 03:17 AM   #1
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Estimator Salary?


Just scoping out career paths for myself, and I'm curious if anyone knows - what would the average estimator at a medium-sized masonry contractor make compared to one of their journeyman bricklayers?

More? Less? The same?
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Old 08-09-2019, 06:03 PM   #2
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They probably mostly work on commission


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journeyman brickie likely will make more than an estimator, or at least it will be close.

on a pw job, brickie making bank...
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Spending a couple years on a crew would make you a better estimator in the long run.
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on a pw job, brickie making bank...

If they are union it doesn’t matter if the job is PW or not, they make the same wage

And i do agree that a journey man make more than an estimator


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If they are union it doesn’t matter if the job is PW or not, they make the same wage

And i do agree that a journey man make more than an estimator


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The only caveat I'd add to that,in a northern climate,the mason will loose the normal rain days and down time in winter. Of course,in order for the estimator to come out on top wage wise,he will work more hours,and some get paid vacations.
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Estimator that supplies a decider with a Bill of Materials costs and a labor estimate.....No bonuses or loss sharing , Full time But LESS per hour then journeyman brickie,(no lay offs/ rain days....

Estimator that decides the BID # with indirect control from Owner...Does a lot of scheduling work crews/ equipment......

At least full time Foremen's Pay package, 2000 hours /year and some sort of profit share....
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Not sure how it goes in the real world but if I had a large enough company , the estimator jobs would be for the old timers who wanted to keep going. Chit would be lazer show too.
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A good estimator with a good company typically will make a whole lot more than the on the job bricklayers. Most good outfits will give their estimators some type of bonus plan based on sales targets and margins earned on their projects.

They should also get a full time salary, benefit package with insurance and vacations, use of a company vehicle, etc.

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