Mid-Career Senior Estimator in Edmonton, Alberta Salary (Canada)

The average salary for a Mid-Career Senior Estimator in Edmonton, Alberta is C$71,191 per year. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job.

C$58,422 - C$106,040
MEDIAN: C$71,396
Salary C$58,422 - C$106,040
Bonus C$5,087
Commission C$25,000
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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).
C$60,711 - C$105,529
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 27

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.


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

Key Stats for Senior Estimator


53 %
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
5-9 years
10-19 years

Skills That Affect Senior Estimator Salaries

Project Management

National Average

Construction Estimating

Microsoft Excel

Job Satisfaction

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


53 %
47 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 23%