The average annual and hourly salaries for cost estimators in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of cost estimators among Florida 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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$33,520|
|25th Percentile Wage||$43,960|
|50th Percentile Wage||$57,410|
|75th Percentile Wage||$73,650|
|90th Percentile Wage||$96,710|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cost estimators in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $96,710. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,520.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of cost estimators from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
Table 3 shows the median annual salary of cost estimators in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of cost estimators in state of Florida ranges from $38,840 to $72,270. The highest paying area for cost estimators in Florida is West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach with a median annual salary of $72,270. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Naples-Marco Island (mean annual salary $67,390). The lowest paying area is Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,840.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach|| |
|Naples-Marco Island|| |
|Port St Lucie|| |
|Sebastian-Vero Beach|| |
|Palm Coast|| |
|Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach|| |
|Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent|| |
|Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach|| |
|Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater|| |
|Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall|| |
|North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota|| |
|Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin|| |
|Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach|| |
|Cape Coral-Fort Myers|| |
|South Florida nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach|| |
|Lakeland-Winter Haven|| |
|Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville|| |
|Punta Gorda|| |
|Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area|| |