How much does a Cost Estimator make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Cost Estimator in the United States is $34 as of November 25, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $30 and $38. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Huntington Ingalls Industries - Fairfax , VA
Analyze vital cost metrics to determine the viability of various pricing approaches * Manage cost inputs from multiple sources in a dynamic, deadline-oriented environment * Provide real-time ...
Lensa - 43 days ago
Cybercoders - Sterling , VA
... cost factors and prepare estimates used for management purposes, preparing bids, qualifying vendors and subcontractors, and determining cost effectiveness. - Manage, oversee and perform all take-off ...
CyberCoders, Inc - 31 days ago
Forella Group, LLC - Chantilly , VA
Forella Group is seeking an entry electrical cost estimator to work on new construction and renovation projects ranging from $1 to $300 million in construction value. Clients include federal, state ...
ZipRecruiter - 30 days ago
NET100, Ltd. - Chantilly , VA
Position Responsibilities R esponsible for supporting pre-sales activities by preparing cost estimates on new business proposals for the NET100 Chantilly Sales team. The Project Estimator will ...
ZipRecruiter - 30 days ago
GDH - McLean , VA
Cost estimates shall include, at a minimum, sections for labor, material and equipment costs. The Contractor is required to take the Air Force life cycle cost estimating course through the Air Force ...
Dice.com - 1 day ago
Foster Remodeling Solutions, Inc. - Lorton , VA
Has experience using unit cost estimating. * Has previous residential construction experience. * Has the ability to read and understand blueprints. * Can analyze, compare and interpret detailed ...
ZipRecruiter - 62 days ago
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