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Cost estimators use standard estimating techniques to calculate the cost of a construction or manufacturing project. They help contractors, owners, and project planners determine how much a project or product will cost to decide if it is economically viable. There are approximately 216,270 cost estimators employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

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Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Organized

Realistic

Technical

Career Ladder
Chief Estimator or Consultant

Cost Estimator

Construction or Production Worker

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