The average salary for a Cost Estimator is C$53,181 per year. A skill in Construction Estimating is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

C$37,560 - C$71,719
C$38K
C$54K
C$72K
MEDIAN: C$53,706
10%
50%
90%
C$14.05 - C$33.49
C$14
C$22
C$33
MEDIAN: C$22.38
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$72K
Salary C$37,560 - C$71,719
Bonus C$0.00 - C$4,949
Profit Sharing C$2,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$34,576 - C$72,223
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 24 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 77
Hourly Data C$0C$45
Hourly Rate C$14.05 - C$33.49
Overtime C$34.13
Annual Data C$0C$72K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$4,949
Profit Sharing C$2,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$34,576 - C$72,223
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 24 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 25

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Pay by Experience Level for Cost Estimator

Pay by Experience for a Cost Estimator has a positive trend. An entry-level Cost Estimator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$48,000 based on 61 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Cost Estimator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$59,000 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Cost Estimator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$66,000 based on 13 salaries. A Cost Estimator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$70,000 based on 9 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$52,547

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Cost Estimator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Cost Estimator?

Cost Estimator in Montréal:
Pros: I manage my schedule and as long as I deliver results it's all good. I'm very effective at my work. Structured work. Every project is unique.
Cons: The tight deadlines increase my stress level. If I make a mistake the repercussions are very expensive. Good focus is key.

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Key Stats for Cost Estimator

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Cost Estimator Salaries

Late-Career
▲33%

Experienced
▲26%

Mid-Career
▲12%

National Average
C$53,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Cost Estimator Salaries

Construction Estimating
▲35%

Microsoft Office
▲6%

autodesk autocad
▲5%

National Average
C$53,000


AutoCAD
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 17%
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