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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
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|Calgary – Alberta*||22.00||36.06||69.23||2015|
|Edmonton – Alberta*(1)||26.83||43.27||69.23||2015|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||21.22||35.00||57.69||2014|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||15.02||29.13||44.70||2011|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1)||17.00||29.00||48.08||2014|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||16.08||27.37||40.99||2011|
|Toronto – Ontario||20.00||32.00||45.67||2014|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||20.00||29.33||43.27||2014|
|Ottawa – Ontario||20.00||29.33||43.27||2014|
|Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario||20.00||29.33||43.27||2014|
|Prince Edward Island||–||–||–||–|
|Montreal – Quebec(1)||21.63||27.50||43.27||2014|
|Saskatoon / Biggar||15.72||32.66||69.23||2011|
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.
There are over 15,000 construction estimators working in Canada.