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

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 $49,638
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $64,540
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $67,723
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $61,884
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 $61,884
Female $65,566
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 (8 samples)

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

$45,000.00
Lowest Observed
$85,000.00
Highest Observed
$50,000.00
25th Percentile
$61,700.00
Average
$58,500.00
Median
$60,000.00
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 60
25 to 34 years 230
35 to 44 years 240
45 to 54 years 280
55 to 64 years 235
65 to 74 years 50
75 years and over 15
Total 1,110
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 345
Part Time 740
Total 1,085
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 925
Female 190
Total 1,110
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 980
Self Employed 130
Total 1,110
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 1,055
Unemployed 55
Total 1,110
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 25
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 190
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 65
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 320
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 30
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 455
Total 1,085
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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