There are currently an estimated 217,900 cost estimators in the United States. The cost estimator job market is expected to grow by 10.5% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are cost estimators?

CareerExplorer rates cost estimators with a B- employability rating, meaning this career should provide good employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 29,400 cost estimators. That number is based on 22,900 additional cost estimators, and the retirement of 6,500 existing cost estimators.

What’s the supply of cost estimators?

The cost estimator industry is concentrated in California, Texas, Florida

Cost Estimator job market by state

State Name Employed Cost Estimators
California 27,550
Texas 17,330
Florida 12,680
Ohio 10,700
New York 10,140
Virginia 9,050
Pennsylvania 8,960
North Carolina 6,890
Michigan 6,640
Massachusetts 5,670
Washington 5,580
Illinois 5,540
New Jersey 5,170
Georgia 5,150
Colorado 4,980
Arizona 4,740
Missouri 4,640
Wisconsin 4,640
Maryland 4,610
Indiana 4,390
Minnesota 4,080
Tennessee 3,080
Oregon 2,990
South Carolina 2,590
Utah 2,430
Louisiana 2,180
Alabama 2,070
Connecticut 2,030
Kentucky 1,990
Iowa 1,930
Kansas 1,930
Nevada 1,860
Oklahoma 1,720
Nebraska 1,410
Arkansas 1,290
Idaho 1,170
Hawaii 1,150
Montana 1,040
New Mexico 990
Mississippi 980
New Hampshire 940
Delaware 900
South Dakota 830
West Virginia 810
Maine 800
North Dakota 680
Rhode Island 610
District of Columbia 470
Vermont 360
Puerto Rico 360
Alaska 320
Wyoming 240
Guam 30