Average Experienced Chief Estimator with Construction Estimating Skills Salary in Canada

C$94,289
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
C$0
Bonus
C$7,000
Commission
C$18,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Experienced Chief Estimator with Construction Estimating skills in Canada is C$94,289.
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C$69k
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C$94k
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C$124k
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MEDIAN C$94,289
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Salary
C$69k - C$124k
Profit Sharing
C$0 - C$18k
Commission
C$0 - C$7k
Total Pay
C$72k - C$151k

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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.

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Senior Estimator
Senior Buyer
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Chief Estimator

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

Pay by Experience Level for Chief Estimator

A mid-career Chief Estimator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$76,014 based on 23 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$96,650.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 48 survey responses.
Mid Career
47.9%
Late Career
52.1%