Construction Estimators Salary Canada

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Average Construction Estimator’s Salary in Canada

The table below details the hourly wages for Construction Estimators.

The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 2234.

Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: construction estimator, quantity surveyor, contractors estimator and building construction estimator.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $43.27 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Halifax, Nova Scotia at $27.37 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $55,000 – $70,000.

Employment prospects for construction estimators are good in Canada. The government forecasts that there will be too few job seekers to fill job vacancies in this profession for the near future. The majority of job vacancies will be due to retirements.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Construction Estimators in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*22.0036.0669.232015
Edmonton – Alberta*(1)26.8343.2769.232015
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia21.2235.0057.69 2014
Winnipeg – Manitoba 15.02 29.1344.70 2011
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 17.0029.0048.082014
Halifax – Nova Scotia16.0827.3740.992011
Toronto – Ontario20.0032.0045.672014
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario20.0029.3343.272014
Ottawa – Ontario20.0029.3343.272014
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario20.0029.3343.272014
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec(1)21.6327.5043.272014
Saskatoon / Biggar15.7232.6669.232011


Examples of duties include the following:
›› Preparing estimates of the amount of materials and labour required for construction projects
›› Examining tenders and recommending tender awards
›› Preparing reports detailing project costs periodically throughout construction
›› Managing construction projects and preparing progress schedules
Comparison with employment group

The 2016 full-time average hourly wage rate for technical occupations related to natural and applied sciences, which includes construction estimators, is $28.00. The 2016 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,080, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $56,000.


Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.

Number In Employment

There are over 15,000 construction estimators working in Canada.

These occupations may also be of interest:

Civil Engineers
Industrial Designers
Land Surveyors

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