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Cost Estimator Salary Information in Arizona

The average annual and hourly salaries for cost estimators in the state of Arizona are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of cost estimators among Arizona cities 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 Arizona

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,470
25th Percentile Wage
$46,400
50th Percentile Wage
$62,430
75th Percentile Wage
$79,090
90th Percentile Wage
$98,200

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cost estimators in Arizona in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $98,200. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,470.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.05
25th Percentile Wage
$22.31
50th Percentile Wage
$30.02
75th Percentile Wage
$38.02
90th Percentile Wage
$47.21

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for cost estimators in Arizona in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $47.21. The median hourly salary is $30.02. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.05.

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
201662,4301.35%6.58%
201561,5902.42%-
201460,1001.08%-
201359,4501.90%-
201258,320--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of cost estimators in some Arizona cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of cost estimators in state of Arizona ranges from $51,010 to $83,050. The highest paying area for cost estimators in Arizona is Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $83,050. The second highest paying city/area in Arizona State is Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale (mean annual salary $64,190). The lowest paying area is Yuma with a median annual salary of $51,010.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area
$83,050
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale
$64,190
Tucson
$59,650
Prescott
$54,590
Flagstaff
$54,010
Lake Havasu City-Kingman
$51,090
Yuma
$51,010



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