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Highest Paying Cities for Cost Estimators

The top 100 highest paying cities for cost estimators (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of cost estimators in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $94,390, Anchorage, Alaska is the highest paying city for cost estimators. It is followed by Peabody, Massachusetts (average annual salary $86,590). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of cost estimators in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Cost Estimators

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Anchorage, Alaska
$94,390
190
2 Peabody, Massachusetts
$86,590
130
3 Los Alamos County, New Mexico
$85,570
30
4 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$83,930
1,740
5 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$83,120
1,540
6 Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area, Arizona
$83,050
110
7 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$81,730
4,450
8 Decatur, Illinois
$81,190
40
9 New Haven, Connecticut
$80,430
370
10 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$80,060
2,700
11 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$79,310
170
12 Ocean City, New Jersey
$78,880
30
13 Iowa City, Iowa
$78,810
80
14 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$77,930
4,800
15 Gary, Indiana
$77,640
420
16 Fairbanks, Alaska
$77,600
70
17 Taunton-Norton-Raynham, Massachusetts
$77,510
140
18 South Western Utah nonmetropolitan area, Utah
$77,340
30
19 Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$76,420
60
20 Portsmouth, New Hampshire
$76,300
90
21 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$75,460
3,320
22 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$75,160
4,100
23 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$75,150
390
24 Ames, Iowa
$74,700
50
25 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$74,370
2,600
26 El Centro, California
$73,710
60
27 Tacoma, Washington
$73,560
780
28 Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$73,500
30
29 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$73,280
780
30 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$73,080
890
31 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$72,770
1,280
32 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$72,590
380
33 Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, Texas
$72,350
200
34 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$72,260
5,060
35 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$71,620
350
36 Michigan City-La Porte, Indiana
$71,450
50
37 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa
$71,350
290
38 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$71,350
4,390
39 Charlottesville, Virginia
$71,320
230
40 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$71,270
6,130
41 Framingham, Massachusetts
$71,100
370
42 Amarillo, Texas
$70,450
110
43 Manchester, New Hampshire
$70,400
190
44 New Bedford, Massachusetts
$70,350
70
45 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$70,220
5,400
46 Reading, Pennsylvania
$70,060
350
47 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$70,020
350
48 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$70,020
860
49 Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area, Alabama
$70,010
40
50 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$69,950
90
51 Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area, Connecticut
$69,950
50
52 St Louis, Missouri
$69,930
2,880
53 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$69,700
210
54 Odessa, Texas
$69,680
80
55 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington
$69,580
90
56 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$69,470
4,210
57 Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area, Maine
$69,430
260
58 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$69,310
2,730
59 St Joseph, Missouri
$69,250
70
60 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$69,040
500
61 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$68,970
9,940
62 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$68,920
1,310
63 Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$68,590
90
64 Greenville, North Carolina
$68,410
110
65 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$68,300
300
66 Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area, Maine
$68,280
50
67 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$68,220
40
68 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$68,170
500
69 Longview, Washington
$68,110
60
70 Wilmington, New Jersey
$67,920
780
71 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$67,890
4,620
72 Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$67,860
50
73 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$67,800
5,310
74 Kansas nonmetropolitan area, Kansas
$67,760
60
75 Napa, California
$67,750
110
76 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$67,500
250
77 Midland, Texas
$67,250
110
78 Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont
$67,200
170
79 Cheyenne, Wyoming
$67,160
50
80 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$67,110
2,810
81 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$67,060
390
82 Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
$66,740
50
83 Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$66,700
30
84 Lawrence, Kansas
$66,620
60
85 Kansas City, Missouri
$66,610
1,820
86 Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$66,560
260
87 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$66,350
1,850
88 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$66,350
120
89 Camden, New Jersey
$66,330
890
90 Honolulu, Hawaii
$66,240
710
91 Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, New Jersey
$66,240
110
92 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$66,050
1,140
93 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$65,950
310
94 Salt Lake City, Utah
$65,870
1,280
95 North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$65,860
60
96 Kankakee-Bradley, Illinois
$65,810
60
97 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$65,800
1,930
98 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$65,700
220
99 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$65,650
1,200
100 Merced, California
$65,500
70
See also: Highest paying industries for cost estimators.