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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 $100,390, Peabody, Massachusetts is the highest paying city for cost estimators. It is followed by Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska (average annual salary $94,020). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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 Peabody, Massachusetts
$100,390
130
2 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$94,020
40
3 Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$88,220
40
4 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$87,830
1,870
5 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$86,730
1,600
6 Los Alamos County, New Mexico
$84,430
30
7 San Rafael, USA
$83,080
240
8 Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area, Arizona
$83,050
110
9 Taunton-Norton-Raynham, Massachusetts
$82,910
130
10 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$81,780
4,460
11 California-Lexington Park, USA
$80,140
80
12 Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, New Hampshire
$80,140
140
13 Iowa City, Iowa
$79,800
70
14 Anchorage, Alaska
$79,380
190
15 Ocean City, New Jersey
$78,880
30
16 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$78,720
2,630
17 Urban Honolulu, USA
$78,590
830
18 Decatur, Illinois
$78,430
50
19 Ames, Iowa
$78,170
50
20 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$77,930
4,800
21 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$77,840
3,160
22 South Western Utah nonmetropolitan area, Utah
$77,340
30
23 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$77,250
3,830
24 Napa, California
$76,230
120
25 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$75,950
140
26 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$74,780
490
27 Dutchess County-Putnam County, USA
$74,390
150
28 Cheyenne, Wyoming
$74,330
50
29 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$74,230
100
30 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$74,170
790
31 Tacoma, Washington
$74,130
670
32 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$74,080
4,740
33 Framingham, Massachusetts
$74,060
410
34 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$73,570
2,540
35 Portsmouth, New Hampshire
$72,910
90
36 Elmira, New York
$72,900
30
37 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$72,880
6,550
38 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$72,770
1,280
39 Odessa, Texas
$72,570
90
40 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$72,430
5,710
41 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$72,270
980
42 Yuba City, California
$72,080
50
43 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$72,020
830
44 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$71,790
4,490
45 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$71,750
5,280
46 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$71,690
3,580
47 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$71,290
360
48 Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$71,260
100
49 Wilmington, New Jersey
$71,030
760
50 Lake County-Kenosha County, Wisconsin
$70,850
530
51 New Haven, Connecticut
$70,850
350
52 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa
$70,800
290
53 Camden, New Jersey
$70,750
950
54 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$70,700
910
55 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$70,700
430
56 Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$70,700
50
57 Huntsville, Alabama
$70,560
240
58 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$70,440
1,640
59 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$70,360
10,240
60 Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area, Utah
$70,300
40
61 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$70,270
5,350
62 Longview, Washington
$70,240
70
63 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$70,220
450
64 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$70,130
280
65 Northern Utah nonmetropolitan area, Utah
$70,020
50
66 Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana
$69,930
30
67 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington
$69,610
90
68 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$69,510
4,410
69 Charlottesville, Virginia
$69,470
280
70 Lawrence, Kansas
$69,420
60
71 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$69,180
460
72 Elgin, USA
$69,070
300
73 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$69,030
230
74 North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, Tennessee
$69,020
70
75 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$68,810
2,100
76 El Centro, California
$68,760
50
77 Salt Lake City, Utah
$68,640
1,240
78 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$68,610
3,130
79 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$68,600
3,090
80 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$68,590
80
81 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$68,560
4,320
82 Chico, California
$68,520
140
83 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$68,420
220
84 Grand Forks, North Dakota
$68,390
50
85 Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area, Maine
$68,390
220
86 East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$68,390
60
87 Goldsboro, North Carolina
$68,380
50
88 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$68,190
3,030
89 Kankakee-Bradley, Illinois
$68,100
50
90 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$68,050
1,670
91 Sheboygan, Wisconsin
$68,030
70
92 St Louis, Missouri
$67,950
2,580
93 Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$67,840
50
94 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$67,750
1,320
95 Reading, Pennsylvania
$67,690
310
96 Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area, Missouri
$67,670
190
97 Gary, Indiana
$67,530
460
98 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$67,500
250
99 Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$67,500
70
100 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$67,390
1,870
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