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Cost Estimators

in Massachusetts

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.

Occupation Projection for Cost Estimators

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
131051  Cost Estimators 5,348 5,917 569 10.64 % 177 366 57 600 Bachelor's degree 

Cost Estimators Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Construction    3,480  65 % 3,920  66 % 440  13 % $78,020
Specialty Trade Contractors    2,150  40 % 2,410  41 % 260  12 % $73,950
Construction of Buildings    1,070  20 % 1,220  21 % 150  14 % $86,230
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    360  7 % 410  7 % 50  14 % $74,790
Repair and Maintenance    270  5 % 290  5 % 20  8 % $75,140
Other Services (except Government)    270  5 % 290  5 % 20  8 % $75,140
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction    260  5 % 280  5 % 20  9 % $78,840
Administrative and Support Services    260  5 % 290  5 % 30  11 % $73,750
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing    240  4 % 240  4 % 0  2 % $74,500
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    220  4 % 250  4 % 30  15 % $76,270
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    220  4 % 250  4 % 30  15 % $76,270
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers    100  2 % 100  2 % 0  4 % $71,260
Waste Management and Remediation Service    100  2 % 120  2 % 20  20 % $77,540
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