The average salary for a Mid-Career Chief Estimator in Canada is C$80,509.
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Job Description for Chief Estimator
Chief estimator positions are classified as construction management jobs. Individuals in this position are responsible for managing and directing the organization's estimating functions. The chief estimator also directs all activities within the estimating department, including budgeting, staff scheduling and development, training, performance evaluations, and departmental goals. Additionally, they are responsible for the creation and implementation of department standard operating procedures an…Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Chief Estimator
Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management, Contract Negotiation 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. An experienced Chief Estimator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$93,072 based on 64 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$99,481.
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