The average salary for a Cost Estimator is C$53,018 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

C$35,598 - C$71,469
C$36K
C$53K
C$71K
MEDIAN: C$52,621
10%
50%
90%
C$13.97 - C$41.43
C$14
C$22
C$41
MEDIAN: C$22.00
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$74K
Salary C$35,598 - C$71,469
Bonus C$0.00 - C$5,087
Profit Sharing C$1,500
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$32,399 - C$74,129
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 78
Hourly Data C$0C$44
Hourly Rate C$13.97 - C$41.43
Overtime C$28.87
Annual Data C$0C$74K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$5,087
Profit Sharing C$1,500
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$32,399 - C$74,129
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 21 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 28

Common Career Paths for Cost Estimator


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Cost Estimator Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Cost Estimator

Pay by Experience for a Cost Estimator has a positive trend. An entry-level Cost Estimator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$46,000 based on 64 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Cost 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$60,000 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Cost Estimator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$63,000 based on 18 salaries. A Cost 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$57,000 based on 9 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$51,730

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

Cost Estimator Reviews

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

Cost Estimator in Montréal:
Pros: I manage my schedule and as long as I deliver results it's all good. I'm very effective at my work. Structured work. Every project is unique.
Cons: The tight deadlines increase my stress level. If I make a mistake the repercussions are very expensive. Good focus is key.

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Key Stats for Cost Estimator

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Cost Estimator Salaries

▲21%

▲16%

▲10%

National Average
C$52,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Cost Estimator Salaries


National Average
C$52,000





▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 21%