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Cost Estimators in North Carolina

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Cost Estimators in North Carolina

Is North Carolina a good place for you to work as a Cost Estimator?

13.2% Jobs Projection
$59,750 Median Salary
810 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Cost Estimators in North Carolina are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Cost Estimators in North Carolina is growing faster than average.

  • Cost Estimators in North Carolina earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Cost Estimators Work in North Carolina?

There were approximately 6,580 workers employed as Cost Estimators in this state in 2018.

There were 6,890 Cost Estimators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 310 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Cost Estimators in NC Employment Trend

The typical state has 2,160 Cost Estimators working in it, which means North Carolina has more Cost Estimators than average.

Cost Estimators in NC vs. the Average State

Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Cost Estimators in this state are growing at a rate of 13.2% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.5%.

Job Projections for Cost Estimators: Nation vs. NC

North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 810 annual job openings, and a total of 7,910 jobs for North Carolina Cost Estimators in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 24,400 annual jobs and 240,800 total jobs in 2026.

What do Cost Estimators Make in North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Cost Estimators ranged from $34,280 to $97,160 with $59,750 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.48 to $46.71. The median hourly rate was $28.73.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $27.82 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.91.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Cost Estimators Earnings: NC vs. National Average

Top North Carolina Metros for Cost Estimators

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Cost Estimators.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 2,320 $68,550
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 2,250 $59,130
Raleigh, NC 1,210 $63,580
Greensboro-High Point, NC 740 $56,860
Winston-Salem, NC 370 $63,820
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 330 $70,090
Asheville, NC 210 $54,890
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 200 $55,310
Wilmington, NC 190 $54,400
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 160 $53,470
Fayetteville, NC 100 $64,410
Burlington, NC 90 $49,850
Greenville, NC 80 $60,900
Rocky Mount, NC 70 $51,380
Jacksonville, NC 60 $50,960
Goldsboro, NC 50 $56,390
New Bern, NC 30 $39,190

Top States for Cost Estimators Employment

View the list below to see where most Cost Estimators work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 28,660 $70,660
Texas 17,240 $69,330
Florida 13,220 $57,230
Ohio 10,200 $60,640
New York 10,150 $67,400
Virginia 9,220 $67,680
Pennsylvania 8,610 $64,390
Michigan 6,590 $59,250
North Carolina 6,580 $59,750
Massachusetts 6,030 $72,520
Illinois 5,600 $63,490
Colorado 5,520 $66,270
Washington 5,470 $72,420
New Jersey 5,270 $69,960
Georgia 4,880 $62,460
Arizona 4,630 $62,850
Missouri 4,630 $63,570
Minnesota 4,460 $62,710
Maryland 4,390 $66,020
Indiana 4,360 $61,990

Below are the states where Cost Estimators get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $94,440
Hawaii $79,890
Alaska $78,580
Wyoming $73,750
Massachusetts $72,520
Washington $72,420
California $70,660
New Jersey $69,960
Texas $69,330
Connecticut $69,070


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