The average salary for a Senior Estimator is C$77,805 per year.

C$58,053 - C$116,438
C$58K
C$79K
C$120K
MEDIAN: C$79,308
10%
50%
90%
C$22.48 - C$72.43
C$22
C$34
C$72
MEDIAN: C$34.46
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$124K
Salary C$58,053 - C$116,438
Bonus C$0.00 - C$11,745
Profit Sharing C$0.00 - C$19,727
Commission C$8,000
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$58,639 - C$124,289
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 441
Hourly Data C$0C$72
Hourly Rate C$22.48 - C$72.43
Overtime C$0.00 - C$72.78
Annual Data C$0C$124K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$11,745
Commission C$8,000
Profit Sharing C$0.00 - C$19,727
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$58,639 - C$124,289
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 50

Job Description for Senior Estimator

A senior estimator is responsible for predicting the cost of a construction project. To accomplish this, a senior estimator must gather all the data regarding materials, equipment, utilities and manpower required for a given project, figure out how long the project will take, adjust for economic conditions and perform a cost analysis to produce an accurate estimate. Once the estimate is complete, the senior estimator presents the estimate to senior management members. The senior estimator may also be expected to work with architects and other consultants to find ways to reduce costs without endangering the success of the project and could be expected to take part in soliciting and negotiating prices from contractors and suppliers. Senior estimators will often work a standard 40-hour work week, but emergencies and tight time restraints may require working additional hours to meet deadlines. The bulk of a senior estimator’s time will be spent in an office, but sometimes travel to work sites is required to meet with contractors, architects and other team members, and to meet with suppliers.

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Senior Estimator Tasks

  • Evaluate risk and budgets for projects by considering RFP, blueprints, specs, or other documents.
  • Manage subcontractor bids and process.
  • Develop strategies to meet project goals, like setting work hours, sequencing tasks, obtaining materials, etc.
  • Develop and present cost estimates for internal and external audiences.

Senior Estimator Job Listings

Popular Skills for Senior Estimator

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Estimator

Pay by Experience for a Senior Estimator has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Estimator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$75,000 based on 34 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior 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$72,000 based on 73 salaries. An experienced Senior Estimator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$82,000 based on 92 salaries. A Senior 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$91,000 based on 60 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$81,012

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Senior Estimator Reviews

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

Senior Estimator in Woodstock:
Pros: I like the different type of tubular products that we can add value to such as, hydro-forming, press forming, mig-welding of brackets, CNC bending, drilling and machining. You also communicate with vendors and obtain capital & tools while developing the process.... It is very challenging and rewarding.
Cons: Long hours and many meetings are involved in developing and completing a whole turn key process in order to meet the customer RFQ's and critical dead-lines.

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Key Stats for Senior Estimator

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
28%

Experience Affects Senior Estimator Salaries

▲13%

▲1%

National Average
C$81,000

▼8%

▼11%

Skills That Affect Senior Estimator Salaries



National Average
C$81,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 11%