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Cost Estimator Salary Information in Alaska

The average annual and hourly salaries for cost estimators in the state of Alaska are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of cost estimators among Alaska metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Cost Estimators in Alaska

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,650
25th Percentile Wage
$61,790
50th Percentile Wage
$88,110
75th Percentile Wage
$110,280
90th Percentile Wage
$127,170

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cost estimators in Alaska in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $127,170. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $88,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $49,650.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23.87
25th Percentile Wage
$29.71
50th Percentile Wage
$42.36
75th Percentile Wage
$53.02
90th Percentile Wage
$61.14

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for cost estimators in Alaska in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $61.14. The median hourly salary is $42.36. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23.87.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of cost estimators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201688,1106.04%8.40%
201582,790-3.48%-
201485,6705.99%-
201380,540-0.21%-
201280,710--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Cost Estimators in Alaska Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of cost estimators in some Alaska cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of cost estimators in state of Alaska ranges from $68,220 to $94,390. The highest paying area for cost estimators in Alaska is Anchorage with a median annual salary of $94,390. The second highest paying city/area in Alaska State is Fairbanks (mean annual salary $77,600). The lowest paying area is Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $68,220.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Anchorage
$94,390
Fairbanks
$77,600
Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area
$68,220


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