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Cost Estimator

What does a cost estimator do?

Cost estimators collect and analyze data in order to estimate the time, money, materials, and labor required to construct a building.

What do I need to get a cost estimator job?

At DTCC, cost estimating is taught as part of Construction Management Associate Degree program, as well as the Associate Degree programs for Architectural Engineering TechnologyCivil Engineering Technology, and Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology.

What is the median salary for a cost estimator?

  • $65,600

Where can I go from here?

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