The average salary for a Late-Career Chief Estimator with Construction Estimating skills in Canada is C$96,650.
Is Chief Estimator your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
C$72k - C$181k
C$3k - C$20k
C$0 - C$9k
C$74k - C$197k
Your Market Worth Over Time
How has your pay changed over time for your market? Find out by taking our salary quiz.
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.
Explore the most common career paths for Chief Estimator. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)
Chief Estimator Job Listings
Popular Skills for Chief Estimator
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. An experienced Chief Estimator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$94,289 based on 39 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
Learn more about cost of living by city.
Years of Experience
This data is based on 62 survey responses.
Related Job Salaries
C$50k - C$104k
C$31k - C$52k
C$44k - C$105k
C$49k - C$108k
C$49k - C$93k
C$39k - C$69k
C$41k - C$85k
C$52k - C$103k
C$39k - C$70k
C$32k - C$54k