Cost Estimators (13-1051)

Occupation description:  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.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 227234 3.11 77
United States 213,500232,300 8.81,870 6,0807,950

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 32.0317.2522.75 29.7138.7449.64
Alaska 42.2523.8729.71 42.3653.0261.14
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 44.9825.6331.39 45.3856.7163.13
Fairbanks North Star Borough 38.5224.9628.27 37.3147.1957.01
Balance of State 35.8821.0623.69 32.8046.4855.68

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
26037 14.250.4 41.3
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation66
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation23
UI claimants previously working in occupation28
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 62
Number of job position postings 17
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 3.6

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Computer Business Solutions LLC   (Anchorage)
Project Level 1
Project Level 2

 Degree
Alaska Pacific University   (Anchorage)
Accelerated Business Administration & Management/Master of Business Administration BA/MBA
Alaska Native Executive Leadership Program Certificate Certificate
Alaska Native Governance BA
Business Administration AA
Business Administration and Management BA
Graduate Studies in Entrepreneurship Certificate
Graduate Studies in Investments Certificate
Information and Communication Technology MBA
Master of Business Administration MBA
Strategic Leadership MBA

 Degree
Central Texas College, Fort Richardson/Elmendorf AFB   (Fort Richardson)
Business Management AAS

 Degree
Central Texas College, Fort Wainwright   (Fort Wainwright)
Business Management AAS

 Degree
Charter College, Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Business Administration AAS
Business Administration BS
Business Administration MBA

 Degree
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University   (JBER)
Aviation PhD
Aviation Business Administration AS
Aviation Business Administration BS
Business Administration in Aviation MBAA
Leadership MS
Management MSM
Project Management BS
Project Management MS
Technical Management AS
Technical Management BS

 Degree
Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
EPA/AHERA Project Design Initial - 24 Hours Certificate
EPA/AHERA Project Design Refresher Certificate

 Degree
Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Business and Management AAS
Business Specialist I Certificate
Business Specialist II Certificate

 Degree
Thomas Edison State University   (Eielson AFB)
Business Administration MBA
Business Administration in General Management BS

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Logistics & Supply Chain Ops OEC
Management Bac
Mechanical Engineering Mas

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Business Administration Bac
Business Administration Mas
Mechanical Engineering Bac
Mechanical Engineering Mas

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Bristol Bay   (Dillingham)
Applied Business AAS
Applied Business Mgmt CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Chukchi   (Kotzebue)
Applied Business AAS
Applied Business Mgmt CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Applied Business AAS
Applied Business Mgmt CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Interior Alaska   (Fairbanks)
Applied Business AAS
Applied Business Mgmt CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kuskokwim   (Bethel)
Applied Business AAS
Applied Business Mgmt CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Northwest   (Nome)
Applied Business AAS
Applied Business Mgmt CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Business Administration AAS
Business Administration Bac

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Ketchikan   (Ketchikan)
Business Administration AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka   (Sitka)
Business Administration AAS

 Degree
Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Business Internet Security
Business Management Essentials Certificate
Drafting with AutoCAD
Microsoft Project Pro Complete
Small Business Management

 Degree
Wayland Baptist University   (Anchorage)
Business Administration (BBA) BA
Business Administration (MBA) MBA
Management (D.Mgt.) D.Mgt.
Management (MAM) MA