Construction Estimators


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Construction Estimators

Construction Estimators - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

About half of all cost estimators work in the construction industry. Many others work in manufacturing.

Major employers:

  • Specialty trade contractors
  • Construction companies
  • Manufacturing companies

Outlook

Demand for this occupation is expected to decline. Cost estimation software is increasing productivity, reducing the need for cost estimators. However, openings will occur as workers retire or leave this occupation.

Job prospects are best for those with a degree in construction science, construction management, or building science and work experience. Those with experience in construction software, such as computer-aided design software (CAD) will have good prospects as well. Construction is also sensitive to the economy, when the economy is doing well there will be more need for construction related occupations.

Cost Estimators (CIS 100286)

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Illinois
6,733
Large
&
9.0%
5.8%
>>>>
739
High
  Champaign Area
119
Medium
&
14.3%
7.0%
>>>>
14
High
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
144
Large
&
9.0%
5.0%
>>>>
16
High
  Cook County
2,432
Medium
&
8.7%
5.6%
>>>>
266
High
  Decatur Area
92
Large
&
3.3%
7.0%
>>>>
9
Moderate
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
397
Large
&
11.3%
9.7%
>>>>
44
High
  Du Page County
844
Large
&
5.2%
5.4%
>>>>
87
High
  Edwardsville Area
154
Large
&
11.7%
5.1%
>>>>
18
High
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
52
Medium
&
15.4%
7.0%
>>>>
7
Moderate
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
91
Large
&
3.3%
5.2%
>>>>
9
Moderate
  Lake County
419
Large
&
13.4%
8.6%
>>>>
49
High
  McHenry County
188
Large
&
15.4%
6.8%
>>>>
22
High
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
84
Medium
&
9.5%
6.8%
>>>>
10
Moderate
  Northwest Illinois Area
156
Large
&
7.7%
3.6%
>>>>
16
High
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
329
Large
&
7.9%
7.3%
>>>>
36
High
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
90
Large
&
6.7%
4.3%
>>>>
10
Moderate
  Rock Island-Moline Area
113
Medium
&
2.7%
5.7%
>>>>
11
Moderate
  Rockford Area
219
Large
&
14.2%
7.6%
>>>>
25
High
  Shawnee National Forest Area
34
Medium
&
2.9%
2.4%
>>>>
3
Few
  Springfield Area
116
Medium
&
12.9%
4.7%
>>>>
14
Moderate
  St Louis-Belleville Area
176
Large
&
18.2%
6.4%
>>>>
21
High
  Vermilion County
25
Medium
&
8.0%
4.9%
>>>>
3
Few
  Will County
381
Large
&
12.9%
9.1%
>>>>
44
High
United States
214,200
Large
&
-1.5%
3.7%
>>>>
17,500
High
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.