1. Skip to content

Cost Estimators

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $39.04
Statewide median: $25.22

 

This career pays above the statewide median wage.


Wages for Cost Estimators *

Area Low Median High
U S
$28.14 $36.81 $47.64
Minnesota
$31.46 $39.04 $48.21
Central Minnesota
$30.21 $38.03 $45.81
Northeast Minnesota
$32.09 $38.74 $47.74
Northwest Minnesota
$29.95 $37.28 $42.46
Southeast Minnesota
$30.72 $37.12 $46.50
Southwest Minnesota
$29.92 $37.04 $45.65
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$32.51 $39.53 $49.59

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

See more wage detail.

 

Employment

In Minnesota, there are 3,410 workers employed in this small career.

Where do Cost Estimators most often work?

 

Current Demand

filled star filled star filled star filled star empty star

This career is currently in high demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is seeing low growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 3,423 new Cost Estimators to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Cost Estimators
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 199,400 200,600 1,200 0.6%
Minnesota 3,862 3,864 2 0.1%
Central Minnesota 569 563 -6 -1.1%
Northeast Minnesota 138 138 0 0%
Northwest Minnesota 332 334 2 0.6%
Southeast Minnesota 308 304 -4 -1.3%
Southwest Minnesota 144 146 2 1.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,346 2,336 -10 -0.4%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.