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Cost Estimators

Job Data

  • Typical education: Bachelor's Degree

Salary Range

  • New York State: $50,450-$106,390 per year
  • Capital Region: $48,950-$94,420 per year
  • Central New York: $47,610-$92,050 per year
  • Finger Lakes: $34,140-$81,530 per year
  • Hudson Valley: $53,980-$110,600 per year
  • Long Island: $55,550-$112,430 per year
  • Mohawk Valley: $44,420-$81,980 per year
  • New York City: $58,280-$119,050 per year
  • North Country: $44,310-$86,270 per year
  • Southern Tier: $46,150-$88,360 per year
  • Western New York: $44,900-$88,340 per year

Typical Tasks

  1. Collect historical cost data to estimate costs for current or future products.
  2. Consult with clients, vendors, personnel in other departments, or construction foremen to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
  3. Prepare estimates used by management for purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work.
  4. Analyze blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates.
  5. Confer with engineers, architects, owners, contractors, and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates.