A Senior Estimator with Microsoft Excel skills earns an average salary of C$74,317 per year.

C$54,833 - C$116,328
C$55K
C$75K
C$120K
MEDIAN: C$75,494
10%
50%
90%
C$20.27 - C$71.30
C$20
C$34
C$71
MEDIAN: C$34.39
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$125K
Salary C$54,833 - C$116,328
Bonus C$0.00 - C$10,229
Profit Sharing C$0.00 - C$8,750
Commission C$1,536
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$54,576 - C$125,661
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 168
Hourly Data C$0C$87
Hourly Rate C$20.27 - C$71.30
Overtime C$0.00 - C$87.26
Annual Data C$0C$125K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$10,229
Commission C$1,536
Profit Sharing C$0.00 - C$8,750
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$54,576 - C$125,661
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 21

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

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$69,000 based on 25 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 43 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$81,000 based on 42 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$94,000 based on 13 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$77,995

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Key Stats for Senior Estimator

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
19%

Experience Affects Senior Estimator Salaries

▲21%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
C$78,000

Mid-Career
▼7%

Entry-Level
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 14%