Salary Range
  • New York State $50,450-$106,390 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
Example Job Titles
  • Acquisition Cost Estimator
  • Construction Estimator
  • Cost Analyst
  • Cost Consultant
  • Cost Engineer
  • Cost Estimator
  • Estimator
Jobs with Transferable Skills
  • Budget Analysts
  • Financial Analysts
  • Logistics Analysts
  • Logistics Managers
  • Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 
  • Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
  • Regulatory Affairs Specialists
  • Risk Management Specialists
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Transportation Planners
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Job Type:

Cost Estimators

Typical Education:

Bachelor's Degree

  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Speaking
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.
Training Opportunities