Occupation Information | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

Cost Estimators (13-1051)

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.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 194 210 8.25 5 15 22
United States 217400 236100 0.0 5700 16600 24200
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 35.08 19.41 24.99 32.03 42.53 54.98
Alaska 39.64 19.49 25.85 33.24 55.55 67.60
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 39.33 18.86 25.89 32.87 54.05 68.42
Fairbanks North Star Borough 40.30 21.85 26.67 34.69 58.17 65.29

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.