Construction estimators

National Occupation Code (NOC): 2234  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Construction estimators analyze costs of and prepare estimates on civil engineering, architectural, structural, electrical and mechanical construction projects. They are employed by residential, commercial and industrial construction companies and major electrical, mechanical and trade contractors, or they may be self-employed.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Building Construction Estimator
  • Certified Construction Estimator
  • Chief Estimator - Construction
  • Construction Cost Consultant
  • Construction Cost Estimator
  • Construction Estimator
  • Contractors Estimator
  • Cost Estimator - Construction
  • Electrical And Mechanical Quantity Surveyor
  • Electrical Estimator - Construction
  • Junior Estimator - Construction
  • Mechanical Estimator - Construction
  • Plumbing Estimator - Construction
  • Principal Estimator - Construction
  • Professional Estimator - Construction
  • Professional Quantity Surveyor
  • Quantity Surveyor - Construction
  • Quantity Surveyor-estimator
  • Senior Estimator - Construction
  • Trade Contractor Estimator - Construction
  • Chief Estimator - Construction
  • Construction Estimator
  • Cost Estimator - Construction
  • Principal Estimator - Construction
  • Professional Quantity Surveyor
  • Quantity Surveyor - Construction
  • Mechanical Estimator
  • Jr Mechanical Estimator
  • Sheet Metal Estimator
  • Electrical Project Estimator

Requried Skills for Construction estimators

  • Attention to Detail
  • AutoCAD
  • Automation
  • Budgeting
  • Building Codes
  • Calculations
  • Civil Engineering
  • Commercial Construction
  • Commissioning
  • Computer Literacy
  • Construction
  • Construction Management
  • Cost Estimation
  • Customer Experience
  • Customer Service
  • Data Management
  • Decking
  • Drawing
  • Fabrication
  • Flooring
  • Goal Oriented
  • Good Driving Record
  • HVAC
  • Installation
  • Interpersonal
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Interpret Drawings
  • Leadership
  • Literacy
  • Management
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Microsoft Office
  • Mitigation
  • Negotiation
  • Operations
  • Oral Communication
  • Organization
  • Organizational Skills
  • Planning
  • Plumbing
  • Power Engineering
  • Problem Solving
  • Procurement
  • Professional Communication
  • Project Estimation
  • Project Management
  • Punctual
  • Purchasing
  • Quotations
  • Registration
  • Renovation
  • Residential Construction
  • Restoration
  • Roofing
  • Sales
  • Shop Drawing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Surveying
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Verbal Communication Skills
  • Work Independently
  • Work Order
  • Workmanship
  • Written Communication

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for construction estimators.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma N/A
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above N/A
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for construction estimators.

Gender Median Income
Male $61,639
Female $62,519
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (6 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for construction estimators.

$46,000.00
Lowest Observed
$75,000.00
Highest Observed
$46,000.00
25th Percentile
$50,833.33
Average
$46,000.00
Median
$46,000.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for construction estimators

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 0
25 to 34 years 40
35 to 44 years 70
45 to 54 years 50
55 to 64 years 70
65 to 74 years 10
75 years and over 0
Total 230
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for construction estimators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 60
Part Time 170
Total 230
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for construction estimators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 215
Female 15
Total 230
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for construction estimators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 215
Self Employed 10
Total 225
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for construction estimators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 215
Unemployed 10
Total 230
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for construction estimators. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 15
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 45
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 15
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 105
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 55
Total 230
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Required Skills for Construction estimators

  • Attention to Detail
  • AutoCAD
  • Automation
  • Budgeting
  • Building Codes
  • Calculations
  • Civil Engineering
  • Commercial Construction
  • Commissioning
  • Computer Literacy
  • Construction
  • Construction Management
  • Cost Estimation
  • Customer Experience
  • Customer Service
  • Data Management
  • Decking
  • Drawing
  • Fabrication
  • Flooring
  • Goal Oriented
  • Good Driving Record
  • HVAC
  • Installation
  • Interpersonal
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Interpret Drawings
  • Leadership
  • Literacy
  • Management
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Microsoft Office
  • Mitigation
  • Negotiation
  • Operations
  • Oral Communication
  • Organization
  • Organizational Skills
  • Planning
  • Plumbing
  • Power Engineering
  • Problem Solving
  • Procurement
  • Professional Communication
  • Project Estimation
  • Project Management
  • Punctual
  • Purchasing
  • Quotations
  • Registration
  • Renovation
  • Residential Construction
  • Restoration
  • Roofing
  • Sales
  • Shop Drawing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Surveying
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Verbal Communication Skills
  • Work Independently
  • Work Order
  • Workmanship
  • Written Communication

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