The average salary for a Chief Estimator with Construction Estimating skills in Canada is C$92,305.
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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 in Contract Negotiation and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel and Project Management.
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$76,891 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Chief Estimator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$94,794 based on 40 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$101,797.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Chief Estimator in their job title in Toronto, Ontario earn an average of 17.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (13.8% more) and Vancouver, British Columbia (11.0% more).
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