The average salary for a Senior Estimator in Edmonton, Alberta is C$77,166 per year.

C$59,973 - C$117,765
C$60K
C$82K
C$120K
MEDIAN: C$82,169
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$122K
Salary C$59,973 - C$117,765
Bonus C$0.00 - C$20,000
Profit Sharing C$1,000
Commission C$25,000
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$63,178 - C$122,857
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 51

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.

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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$79,000 based on 15 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$73,000 based on 15 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$95,000 based on 11 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$95,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Senior Estimator

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
22%

Experience Affects Senior Estimator Salaries

Experienced
▲13%

Late-Career
▲13%

National Average
C$84,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Senior Estimator Salaries

Project Management
▲1%

National Average
C$84,000

Construction Estimating
▼1%

Microsoft Excel
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 14%