Google Trend growth of Cost Estimators have definitely seen a bit of a downturn but we suspect the interest has turned to the more niche specific type cost estimator careers in things like manufacturing, construction and labor analysis.
Bureau of Labor Statistics information for Cost Estimators states that in 2010 the median pay was about $57,860 a year and around $27.82 an hour. Depending on the type of cost estimation career you go into like construction or manufacturing it can effect those wages and pay rates with the demand & money in the business. The total number of jobs available for cost estimators in 2010 were around 185,400 jobs on the market with an expected growth rate from 2010 – 2020 at 36% which is much faster than most other careers and professions. This will add around 67,500 Cost Estimator positions to the job marketplace from 2010 – 2020 due to demand for these positions. Clearly you can see the search interest and job demand for skilled Cost Analysis doesn’t go together. For more specific state salaries for Cost Estimators you can view the listings below which show average salaries much higher than reported by the BLS. Salaries for most cost estimator positions listed as open positions on job sites ranged from $65,000 a year to $85,000 a year, a significant amount more than reported in 2010.
Listed below is information that is specific to Cost Estimator job salaries that you can expect to receive in that state area. Our state by state breakdown allows you to see which state is best to get a job as a Cost Estimator. The salary information provided below is off of real-world job listings for Cost Estimators and the pay offered for those jobs. We source Indeed, Simply Hired, PayScale and GlassDoor.com. The information provided by Indeed about their process for collecting salary averages is as follows: “Indeed Salary Search is based on an index of salary information extracted from over 50 million job postings from thousands of unique sources over the last 12 months. Many job descriptions don’t contain salary information, but there are enough that do to produce statistically significant median salaries for millions of keyword, job title and location combinations – in fact, most job searches you are likely to think of. As new jobs are added each day, the Indeed Salary Search index is automatically updated with fresh salary data, so the salary results are as up-to-date as they could possibly be.”