• Cost Estimators
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 59,750
    $34,280 range bar $97,160
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
    Image of growth rate score 4
    Fast Growing
  • Cost estimators collect and analyze data to estimate the time, money, materials, and labor needed to manufacture a product or provide a service. They usually specialize in a particular industry or type of product.

What do they typically do

  • Collaborate with engineers, architects, clients, and contractors on estimates
  • Develop project plans for the duration of the project
  • Evaluate a product to recommend ways to make a product more cost effective or profitable
  • Read blueprints and technical documents in order to prepare estimates
  • Work with sales teams to prepare estimates and bids for clients
  • Travel to jobsites to gather information on materials needed, labor required, and other factors
  • Consult with industry experts to discuss estimates and resolve issues
  • Identify and quantify cost factors, such as production time, materials, and labor expenses

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.1%
Job Opening 785

Job Listings

Select a region/location in North Carolina to begin your search.
View available jobs

First Step

Find out where to start your new journey. Get started

Next Step

Find out what's next in line on your career journey. Get started
Change 779