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13-1051 Cost Estimators



Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,20057$39.08/hr$25.10/hr$30.76/hr$39.07/hr$48.81/hr$51.61/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Construction1,410$39.62/hr
Manufacturing880$31.13/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities620$26.99/hr
Information10$49.58/hr
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services410$39.17/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Other Services250$31.33/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Northeast Balance of State 40$30.89/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 60$31.52/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 90$30.81/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 100$31.95/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 110$31.95/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 110$36.85/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 130$30.89/hr0.0%
Southeast Balance of State 150$30.68/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 170$24.99/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 190$30.76/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 220$31.51/hr-1.3%
Southwest Minnesota 220$30.59/hr1.4%
Northwest Balance of State 250$30.59/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 280$30.59/hr0.6%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 310$31.29/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 460$32.05/hr-1.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 2,200$39.07/hr-0.4%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,490$38.75/hrN/A
Minnesota 3,600$34.53/hr0.1%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Purchasing Managers 1,560$64.38/hr4.9%
Logisticians 2,600$40.06/hr29.0%
Civil Engineers 4,240$48.92/hr8.1%
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 2,450$48.56/hr4.0%
Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 4,150$30.55/hr0.4%
Industrial Engineers 12,660$49.57/hr11.2%
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 19,600$31.89/hrN/A


  • Prepare estimates used by management for purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work.
  • Prepare cost and expenditure statements and other necessary documentation at regular intervals for the duration of the project.
  • Confer with engineers, architects, owners, contractors, and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates.
  • Establish and maintain tendering process, and conduct negotiations.
  • Analyze blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates.
  • Consult with clients, vendors, personnel in other departments, or construction foremen to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
  • Consult with clients, vendors, personnel in other departments, or construction foremen to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
  • Assess cost effectiveness of products, projects or services, tracking actual costs relative to bids as the project develops.
  • Review material and labor requirements to decide whether it is more cost-effective to produce or purchase components.
  • Prepare estimates for use in selecting vendors or subcontractors.