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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 among 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,580
25th Percentile Wage
$44,390
50th Percentile Wage
$58,370
75th Percentile Wage
$75,730
90th Percentile Wage
$97,720

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 $97,720. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,580.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.67
25th Percentile Wage
$21.34
50th Percentile Wage
$28.06
75th Percentile Wage
$36.40
90th Percentile Wage
$46.98

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for cost estimators in Georgia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $46.98. The median hourly salary is $28.06. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.67.

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
201658,3701.76%7.25%
201557,3400.52%-
201457,0400.26%-
201356,8904.83%-
201254,140--

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 $36,920 to $64,640. The highest paying area for cost estimators in Georgia is Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $64,640. The second highest paying city/area in Georgia State is Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta (mean annual salary $60,720). The lowest paying area is North Georgia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,920.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$64,640
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta
$60,720
Brunswick
$58,260
Athens-Clarke County
$56,700
Macon
$56,370
Savannah
$52,400
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$51,010
Gainesville
$47,910
Dalton
$46,550
Columbus
$45,400
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$44,470
Albany
$44,440
Valdosta
$40,040
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$36,920


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