Average Chief Estimator Salary in Canada

C$92,209
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$7,500
Bonus
C$7,500
Commission
C$5,057
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The average salary for a Chief Estimator in Canada is C$92,209.
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C$62k
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C$92k
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C$143k
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MEDIAN C$92,209
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Salary
C$62k - C$143k
Bonus
C$2k - C$21k
Profit Sharing
C$4k - C$32k
Commission
C$0 - C$8k
Total Pay
C$61k - C$155k

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Job Description for Chief Estimator

Chief Estimator Tasks
  • Read and interpret plans, proposals and other documentation to create bids.
  • Track and analyze data to reduce gaps between estimates and actual costs.
  • Obtain and track subcontract bids and negotiate budgets.
  • Prepare and present estimate documentation, including gaps in available data.

Career Paths

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Chief Estimator
Construction Estimator
Senior Estimator
Senior Buyer
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Chief Estimator

Skills in People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Contract Negotiation, Microsoft Excel, Project Management and Construction Estimating.

Pay by Experience Level for Chief Estimator

An early career Chief Estimator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$63,929 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Chief Estimator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$79,970 based on 31 salaries. An experienced Chief Estimator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$93,072 based on 63 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$99,487.
Employees with Chief Estimator in their job title in Vancouver, British Columbia earn an average of 35.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Toronto, Ontario (24.3% more) and Edmonton, Alberta (13.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Surrey, British Columbia (24.1% less), Kelowna, British Columbia (10.0% less) and Ottawa, Ontario (2.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 151 survey responses.
Early Career
5.3%
Mid Career
20.5%
Experienced
41.7%
Late Career
32.5%