C$59,030
Avg. Salary
C$22.93
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

C$2,457

Bonus

C$2,000

Profit Sharing

C$9,500

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Construction Estimator is C$22.93 per hour.

The average pay for a Construction Estimator is C$59,030 per year.

10%
C$17.02
10%
C$22.93
50%
C$34.09
90%
90%
MEDIAN C$22.93
10%
C$41k
10%
C$59k
50%
C$85k
90%
90%
MEDIAN C$59,030
C$41,251 - C$84,658
C$41K
C$59K
C$85K
MEDIAN: C$59,030
10%
50%
90%
C$17.02 - C$34.09
C$17
C$23
C$34
MEDIAN: C$22.93
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$85K
Salary C$41,251 - C$84,658
Bonus C$0.00 - C$10,010
Profit Sharing C$304 - C$10,050
Commission C$986 - C$49,493
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$40,290 - C$85,892
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 16 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 941
Hourly Data C$0C$49
Hourly Rate C$17.02 - C$34.09
Overtime C$1.24 - C$49.55
Annual Data C$0C$85K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$10,010
Commission C$986 - C$49,493
Profit Sharing C$304 - C$10,050
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$40,290 - C$85,892
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 16 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 260

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.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Construction Estimator


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Popular Skills for Construction Estimator

Pay by Experience Level for Construction Estimator

Pay by Experience for a Construction Estimator has a positive trend. An entry-level Construction Estimator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$51,000 based on 388 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Construction Estimator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$64,000 based on 214 salaries. An experienced Construction Estimator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$71,000 based on 127 salaries. A Construction Estimator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$74,000 based on 45 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$58,085

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Construction Estimator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Construction Estimator?

Construction Estimator in Victoria:
"Construction Restoration."
Pros: Get to work with numbers in a relevant way (estimating), laid back atmosphere.
Cons: Disorganization, dealing with home owners, low pay.

Construction Estimator in Windsor:
"School prepared you more for working life."
Get hands on design, estimating when possible, with plenty of specification/drawing take-off experience.

Construction Estimator in Calgary:
"High-rise Construction Estimating."
1) Specific Type of Estimating. 2) High-Pace. 3) High-Stress.

Construction Estimator in Calgary:
Pros: Good future perspective.
Cons: Boring!

Construction Estimator in Edmonton:
"Project Cost Control and Construciton Schedule management."
Pros: Construction cost control. Project detail take off and bid review. Construction schedule management.
Cons: Physical fix stuff on site.

Construction Estimator in Edmonton:
Pros: I enjoy the flexibility, challenge and versatility. Planning and designing, and being involved on projects ranging from small buildings, to hospitals to professional sporting venues.
Cons: Being the smallest piece on the totem pole. In the chemical treatment world, you are the smallest piece of the project that nobody bothers with until something goes wrong, then blame is assigned before a solution is found.

Construction Estimator in Orillia:
"The management"
Pros: Own schedule/agenda, managing others, flexible hours, high pace,
Cons: Travel, stress, location, job security, lack of assistance,

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Key Stats for Construction Estimator

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 214 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Construction Estimator Salaries

▲27%

▲22%

▲10%

National Average
C$58,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Construction Estimator Salaries





▲2%


Autodesk Quantity Takeoff
▼0%

National Average
C$58,000




▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 214 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 21%