The average salary for a Construction Estimator in Canada is C$59,367.
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Job Description for Construction Estimator
A construction estimator can be used on many types of construction jobs, from a home to a road to a waste water treatment plant. A construction estimator determines how much to budget for the job and how much to bid for it. The estimator will review the plans, visit the proposed construction site, and then estimate what it will cost to build. Sometimes after the estimator tells clients how much the plans will cost, the vision for the project changes. For example, sometimes government agencies r…Read more
Construction Estimator Tasks
- Create estimates and cost or expenditure statements for use in future project consideration.
- Create cost tracking and reporting operational systems.
- Consult with outsides sources and analyze documents to create time, cost, materials and labor estimates.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Construction Estimator
The top respondents for the job title Construction Estimator are from the companies Flynn Canada Ltd., PCL Construction, Inc. and EllisDon Construction Services Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Bird Construction Company where the average pay is C$87,429. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include PCL Construction, Inc. and RCS Construction, earning around C$75,000 and C$70,839, respectively. Great Northern Insulation pays the lowest at around C$50,000. Flynn Canada Ltd. and EllisDon Construction Services Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying C$57,391 and C$62,612, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Construction Estimator
Skills in Construction Estimating, Microsoft Excel and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Autodesk AutoCAD and Microsoft Office.
Pay by Experience Level for Construction Estimator
An entry-level Construction Estimator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$45,069 based on 41 salaries. An early career Construction Estimator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$54,078 based on 577 salaries. A mid-career Construction Estimator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$64,673 based on 327 salaries. An experienced Construction Estimator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$70,703 based on 194 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$77,940.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Construction Estimator in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 14.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (10.8% more) and Vancouver, British Columbia (7.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Ottawa, Ontario (13.6% less), Winnipeg, Manitoba (10.2% less) and Montréal, Québec (9.0% less).
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