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 Edmonton – Alberta at $40.87 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Toronto – Ontario at $28.13 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $60,000 – $85,000.

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
Year
Calgary – Alberta* 24.31 33.65 56.67 2019
Edmonton – Alberta* 26.00 40.87 56.73 2019
Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia 18.85 37.50 50.70 2018
Winnipeg – Manitoba 20.00 29.81 50.48 2018
Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick(1) 15.38 30.05 50.48 2018
Halifax – Nova Scotia 20.00 30.05 64.10 2018
Toronto – Ontario 20.38 28.13 44.47 2018
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 20.00 31.25 48.08 2018
Ottawa – Ontario 25.00 33.08 48.08 2018
Hamilton / Niagara Peninsula – Ontario 20.00 31.25 48.08 2018
Prince Edward Island(3) 20.00 31.25 50.00 2018
Montreal – Quebec 20.00 24.75 37.50 2018
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan 22.00 32.50 45.19 2018

Methodology*

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 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for technical occupations related to natural and applied sciences, which includes construction estimators, is $33.65. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,250, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment group of $65,000.

Visa

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

Number In Employment

There are over 21,000 construction estimators working in Canada.

These occupations may also be of interest:

Civil Engineers
Industrial Designers
Land Surveyors

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