Cost Estimators

Cost estimators collect and analyze data in order to estimate the time, money, materials, and labor required to manufacture a product, construct a building, or provide a service. They generally specialize in a particular product or industry.

$63,110

Median US Salary

Bachelor's degree

Minimum education requirement

Outlook for Cost Estimators

Currently employed

210,900

In the U.S. Total

Job Growth

11%

2016 - 2026 growth rate

Jobs added

10,000 to 49,999

Estimated over the next 10 years

Median Salary by State for Cost Estimators

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10 Highest Paying States

(Median salary)

District of Columbia $88,930

Alaska $80,830

Hawaii $73,130

Washington $72,750

Connecticut $70,460

Massachusetts $69,450

California $68,550

Texas $68,080

New Jersey $67,530

Wyoming $67,040

Free data set and calculator

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Maxxing your 401k as Cost Estimators

All numbers based on median salary

% to Max 401k

30.1%

Per paycheck

$730.62

Bi-Weekly Pay Period

Gross Income $2,427.31
Pre Tax Retirement $730.62
Before Taxes $1,696.69
Taxes $509.01
Take Home $1,187.68

Free data set and calculator

Want to know more about how much Cost Estimators make? We breakdown salary, employement numbers, etc. by state and city. Also includes a free paycheck calculator so you can play with the numbers.