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Highest Paying States for Cost Estimators

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $88,110, Alaska is the highest paying state for cost estimators. It is followed by District of Columbia (average annual salary $83,660). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Cost Estimators

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Alaska
$88,110
$49,650 320
2 District of Columbia
$83,660
$46,850 530
3 Connecticut
$72,180
$45,200 2,280
4 Washington
$70,980
$43,760 5,900
5 Massachusetts
$68,420
$41,270 5,830
6 California
$68,190
$37,000 26,570
7 Illinois
$67,610
$37,140 6,750
8 Kansas
$66,070
$40,100 2,060
9 New Jersey
$65,580
$41,840 5,100
10 Wyoming
$65,410
$41,430 260
11 New Hampshire
$65,190
$41,670 810
12 New York
$65,180
$34,680 9,840
13 Maryland
$65,070
$34,190 4,830
14 Delaware
$64,620
$41,900 980
15 Rhode Island
$64,040
$43,440 580
16 Texas
$63,940
$35,890 17,070
17 Missouri
$63,830
$36,020 4,940
18 Hawaii
$63,540
$33,650 1,200
19 Colorado
$63,490
$39,640 4,690
20 Virginia
$62,680
$39,510 9,150
21 Utah
$62,650
$39,680 2,470
22 Arizona
$62,430
$35,470 5,250
23 Pennsylvania
$62,240
$39,300 9,360
24 Oregon
$62,180
$35,490 2,900
25 Vermont
$60,820
$41,460 350
26 Minnesota
$60,340
$36,870 4,120
27 Maine
$59,850
$37,630 840
28 Indiana
$59,660
$35,100 4,510
29 Michigan
$59,220
$34,020 6,480
30 Nevada
$58,980
$30,990 1,810
31 Alabama
$58,860
$34,920 2,180
32 Georgia
$58,370
$32,580 5,260
33 Kentucky
$58,220
$34,240 2,090
34 Ohio
$58,050
$35,190 11,180
35 Iowa
$57,910
$35,110 2,100
36 Oklahoma
$57,910
$31,880 1,700
37 West Virginia
$57,420
$33,470 780
38 North Carolina
$57,350
$34,550 6,810
39 North Dakota
$57,170
$34,600 630
40 Wisconsin
$56,970
$34,470 5,180
41 Louisiana
$56,890
$36,940 2,300
42 Guam
$56,850
$28,690 50
43 Tennessee
$56,460
$33,980 3,290
44 Florida
$56,370
$32,690 13,240
45 Nebraska
$55,950
$32,860 1,340
46 Montana
$55,230
$31,250 1,050
47 South Carolina
$54,850
$33,160 2,730
48 Mississippi
$54,650
$25,230 950
49 New Mexico
$53,680
$31,350 980
50 Arkansas
$53,640
$35,180 1,140
51 Idaho
$53,480
$30,060 1,150
52 South Dakota
$49,840
$35,130 730
53 Puerto Rico
$31,060
$18,700 350
See also: Highest paying industries for cost estimators, Top Paying Jobs in America.