The average salary for an Electrical Estimator in Canada is C$66,119.
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Job Description for Electrical Estimator
An electrical estimator works closely with the senior estimating staff to provide electrical estimates. They collect and analyze quotes from suppliers and subcontractors during the bidding process to obtain the complete bid package pricing and qualification information. It is also their job to generate costs estimates, and identify possible deficiencies in bid documents during the pre-bid process. It is the electrical estimator that ensures that the bids process is going smoothly and that it w…Read more
Electrical Estimator Tasks
- Examine proposals, blueprints, and specifications to determine the kind and time period of work necessary for a project.
- Prepare material orders and other documentation.
- Visit job sites to assess progress, maintain logs, troubleshoot problems, and evaluate work.
- Create project plans from estimates, and define tasks, schedules, and necessary personnel.
- Confer with subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers, and negotiate and use local expertise to estimate costs.
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Popular Skills for Electrical Estimator
Skills in Construction Estimating are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management, Trimble Accubid, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office.
Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Estimator
An entry-level Electrical Estimator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$46,084 based on 10 salaries. An early career Electrical Estimator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$54,722 based on 73 salaries. A mid-career Electrical Estimator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$69,622 based on 46 salaries. An experienced Electrical Estimator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$77,010 based on 40 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$72,170.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Electrical Estimator in their job title in Winnipeg, Manitoba earn an average of 27.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (24.7% more) and Calgary, Alberta (23.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Vancouver, British Columbia (5.4% less), Toronto, Ontario (5.0% less) and Ottawa, Ontario (1.7% less).
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