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Engineering Cost Estimator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$111,788 (USD)

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Last updated: June 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Engineering Cost Estimator is $111,788 a year and $54 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Engineering Cost Estimator is between $78,470 and $138,744. On average, a Master's Degree is the highest level of education for an Engineering Cost Estimator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Estimates costs for construction projects, manufacturing of engineering products, or other projects or services requested to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service.
  • Determines type of materials or equipment requirements; utilizes knowledge of products to be manufactured, services to be performed, or type of structure to be built, using blueprints and specifications.
  • This position is distinguished from other cost estimator positions as the levels of responsibilities and complexity of work typically requires a degree in engineering.
Engineering Cost Estimator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Industrial Engineers

Job family population: 265,520

Estimated population of Engineering Cost Estimator jobs: 75,514

Rate of error: 1.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Engineering Cost Estimator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Cost Estimator
May 28
Chicago, IL, USA
Dubak Electrical Group
A proficient estimator should also be able to complete estimates within the required bid cycles. ... Ability to review and approve cost proposals and meaningful value engineering analysis for clients ...
Cost Estimator
May 29
The Concord Group
The Concord Group is construction consulting firm specializing in Cost Management, Project ... and engineers to ensure proper scope understandingAttend meetings to review estimates and/or ...
Construction Cost Estimator
Apr 29
Wight & Company
... Cost Estimator to work in our Pre-Construction Group. We have a broad client focus, including ... developers and federal agencies. Candidates must be able to work equally well with clients ...
Excavating Estimator 19-00248
Mar 30
Oswego, IL, USA
ESPO Engineering Corp
Gather, calculate, and analyze data and information from engineering plans and specifications to use in preparing an overall project cost estimate in cooperation with CEO and Management Team members.
Project Controls Cost Engineer
Jun 17
Lemont, IL, USA
Sterling Engineering
Complete monthly forecasting and analysis of project engineering and procurement functions for ... scheduling estimating how they interface with each other. * Will learn a new software program ...
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