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Cost Estimator Salary Information in Georgia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,360
25th Percentile Wage
$48,960
50th Percentile Wage
$61,180
75th Percentile Wage
$77,380
90th Percentile Wage
$98,070

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cost estimators in Georgia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $98,070. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,360.

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
$61,180
4.59% 11.51%
2016
$58,370
1.76% -
2015
$57,340
0.52% -
2014
$57,040
0.26% -
2013
$56,890
4.83% -
2012
$54,140
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of cost estimators in some Georgia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of cost estimators in state of Georgia ranges from $44,160 to $63,740. The highest paying area for cost estimators in Georgia is Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta with a median annual salary of $63,740. The second highest paying city/area in Georgia State is Warner Robins (mean annual salary $63,420). The lowest paying area is East Georgia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $44,160.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta
$63,740
Warner Robins
$63,420
Brunswick
$63,110
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$60,000
Columbus
$57,480
Savannah
$55,280
Macon
$54,240
Albany
$53,100
Gainesville
$52,990
Valdosta
$52,210
Athens-Clarke County
$51,190
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$46,250
Dalton
$44,970
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$44,530
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$44,160




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