Lumber Estimator

Calculate number of board feet of lumbers necessary to manufacture boxes.
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Salary Range
$26,000 – $66,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Lumber Estimators do?

Calculates number of board feet of lumber necessary to manufacture boxes and crates of specified size and number: Reviews customer order to determine quantity, size, weight, and shape of product to be packed. Computes number of board feet of lumber needed, using standardized measurement tables, calculator, and adding machine. Submits estimate to be used as basis for determining selling price of boxes or crates.

Should I be a Lumber Estimator?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Box Estimator, Estimator, Lumber, Millwork Estimator

    How to become a Lumber Estimator

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