Examines damaged vehicles and estimates repair costs. Prepares and completes proper paperwork. Prepares all damage reports in an accurate and efficient manner. Obtains customer and insurance authorizations for all repairs and/or supplements. Assists customers with their needs.


  • Able to clearly articulate ideas

  • Good at multi-tasking

  • Resourceful

  • Visually perceptive

Personality Traits

  • Down to earth

  • Fond of helping others

  • Organised

Salary range







Career Roadmap

  • 1

    Shop Helper (Entry Level Position)

  • 2


  • 3

    Insurance Adjustor / Fleet Rental Specialist / Assistant Manager / Body Shop Manager / Business Office Manager (Advancement / Senior Level Position)

  • 4

    Business Ownership (Advancement)

Keys to Success

  • Post-secondary education, certificate or diploma in Automotive Collision Estimating
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and in writing
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Strong Multi-tasker
  • Ability to prioritize and manage deadlines
  • Strong work ethic, integrity and ambition to succeed
  • Strong computer skills

Job Training

An Estimator requires sector specific and post-secondary training. The following training programs are available.