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Manager Cost Estimating Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$120,764 (USD)

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Last updated: May 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Manager Cost Estimating is $120,764 a year and $58 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Manager Cost Estimating is between $84,525 and $150,007. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Manager Cost Estimating. 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

  • Manages and coordinates, through subordinate personnel, employees engaged in estimating the cost of the design, tooling, manufacture, and modification of products or projects.
  • Analyzes blueprints, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare time, cost, and labor estimates for products, projects, or services, applying knowledge of specialized methodologies, techniques, principles, or processes.
  • Determines cost factors and provides estimates used for management purposes, such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work, preparing bids, selecting vendors or subcontractors, and determining cost effectiveness.
  • Conducts special studies to develop and establish standard hour and related cost data or effect cost reductions.
Manager Cost Estimating Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Industrial Production Managers

Job family population: 171,520

Estimated population of Manager Cost Estimating jobs: 6,187

Rate of error: 0.6%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



Manager Cost Estimating Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Senior Cost Manager - Chicago - $160k
Apr 20
Chicago, IL, USA
Resourcing Group
Senior Cost Manager - Chicago - $160k My client, a global leader in project and cost consulting ... Manage estimating services for full project by developing project estimates (relating to ...
Project Manager of Pre-Construction & Estimating
May 7
Hotel Rehabs
Ability to develop cost estimating reports for hotel renovations. * Ability to adhere with major ... Manage change orders and change order logs with in-field management and ownership * Ability to run ...
Estimator/ Project Manager Large commercial, Federal & Institutional
Apr 5
Chicago, IL, USA
Reyes Group Ltd
Candidate will be capable of estimating hard bid, negotiated and conceptual projects. ... time, cost, and labor estimates for products, projects, and services for our type of work o ...
Estimator/Project Manager
Apr 28
G & L Contractors, Inc.
Reading and analyzing blueprints to provide clients with accurate cost of material, labor, time ... Construction estimating and project management experience preferred. * Certification or applicable ...
Estimator/project Manager
Apr 26
Skokie, IL, USA
Reading and analyzing blueprints to provide clients with accurate cost of material, labor, time ... estimating and project management experience preferred. · Certification or applicable degree ...
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