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Cost Estimator Salary Information in Florida

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 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

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
$57,410
1.81% 7.80%
2016
$56,370
2.70% -
2015
$54,850
2.53% -
2014
$53,460
0.07% -
2013
$53,420
0.92% -
2012
$52,930
- -

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

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
$72,270
Naples-Marco Island
$67,390
Port St Lucie
$63,410
Sebastian-Vero Beach
$63,390
Tallahassee
$61,690
Palm Coast
$61,350
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$60,630
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area
$60,610
Jacksonville
$60,400
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$59,250
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$58,140
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$57,190
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$56,950
Gainesville
$56,600
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$56,180
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin
$56,090
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$54,990
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$54,710
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$53,970
Ocala
$53,270
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$53,050
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
$52,750
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$50,700
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$50,370
Punta Gorda
$45,110
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$38,840




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