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Cost Estimator Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for cost estimators in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of cost estimators among Colorado 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,460
25th Percentile Wage
$51,970
50th Percentile Wage
$64,440
75th Percentile Wage
$82,070
90th Percentile Wage
$106,050

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cost estimators in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $106,050. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $64,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,460.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of cost estimators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$64,440
1.47% 9.73%
2016
$63,490
2.49% -
2015
$61,910
2.92% -
2014
$60,100
2.91% -
2013
$58,350
0.31% -
2012
$58,170
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of cost estimators in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of cost estimators in state of Colorado ranges from $43,190 to $68,610. The highest paying area for cost estimators in Colorado is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield with a median annual salary of $68,610. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $68,390). The lowest paying area is Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $43,190.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$68,610
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$68,390
Grand Junction
$65,950
Greeley
$62,710
Colorado Springs
$61,250
Fort Collins-Loveland
$60,610
Boulder
$60,400
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$58,340
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$54,010
Pueblo
$50,770
Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$43,190




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