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 Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest, British Columbia at $37.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in New Brunswick and Quebec at $25.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $50,000 – $75,000.

Employment prospects for construction estimators are good in Canada. The government forecasts that there will be enough 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

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta* 23.75 33.51 43.27 2017
Edmonton – Alberta* 25.00 33.65 61.14 2017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 23.56 37.00 50.77 2016
Winnipeg – Manitoba
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 15.00 25.00 63.46 2016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 20.00 26.44 34.00 2016
Toronto – Ontario 20.00 32.69 40.87 2015
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 19.00 27.40 60.00 2016
Ottawa – Ontario 19.00 27.40 60.00 2016
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 19.00 27.40 60.00 2016
Prince Edward Island
Montreal – Quebec(1) 16.13 25.00 40.87 2016
Saskatoon / Biggar


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 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for technical occupations related to natural and applied sciences, which includes construction estimators, is $32.47. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,190, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $62,000.


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

Number In Employment

There are almost 20,000 construction estimators working in Canada.

These occupations may also be of interest:

Civil Engineers
Industrial Designers
Land Surveyors

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