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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 $88,930, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for cost estimators. It is followed by Alaska (average annual salary $80,830). 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 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 District of Columbia
$88,930
$45,770 470
2 Alaska
$80,830
$52,390 320
3 Hawaii
$73,130
$40,990 1,150
4 Washington
$72,750
$45,400 5,580
5 Connecticut
$70,460
$44,610 2,030
6 Massachusetts
$69,450
$44,700 5,670
7 California
$68,550
$37,790 27,550
8 Texas
$68,080
$38,760 17,330
9 New Jersey
$67,530
$42,310 5,170
10 Wyoming
$67,040
$43,540 240
11 Delaware
$66,190
$42,510 900
12 Illinois
$66,150
$38,950 5,540
13 New York
$65,900
$34,900 10,140
14 Maryland
$65,600
$35,740 4,610
15 Oregon
$65,420
$38,110 2,990
16 Kansas
$64,910
$38,480 1,930
17 Arizona
$64,900
$37,840 4,740
18 Colorado
$64,440
$40,460 4,980
19 Virginia
$64,320
$40,800 9,050
20 New Hampshire
$64,090
$41,590 940
21 Utah
$63,960
$39,810 2,430
22 Pennsylvania
$63,900
$39,820 8,960
23 Rhode Island
$63,420
$41,750 610
24 Missouri
$62,800
$34,410 4,640
25 Minnesota
$62,220
$38,560 4,080
26 Iowa
$61,730
$38,360 1,930
27 North Dakota
$61,260
$39,370 680
28 Indiana
$61,220
$35,400 4,390
29 Georgia
$61,180
$38,360 5,150
30 Vermont
$60,820
$39,580 360
31 Michigan
$60,640
$33,910 6,640
32 Maine
$60,610
$36,820 800
33 Nevada
$60,400
$35,310 1,860
34 Kentucky
$60,310
$34,160 1,990
35 Oklahoma
$59,940
$30,830 1,720
36 Ohio
$59,340
$35,790 10,700
37 Tennessee
$59,010
$37,540 3,080
38 Mississippi
$58,100
$34,500 980
39 Alabama
$57,950
$34,590 2,070
40 North Carolina
$57,870
$34,070 6,890
41 Louisiana
$57,600
$36,540 2,180
42 Montana
$57,540
$30,030 1,040
43 Florida
$57,410
$33,520 12,680
44 South Carolina
$57,390
$33,520 2,590
45 West Virginia
$56,840
$33,580 810
46 Arkansas
$56,250
$35,560 1,290
47 Wisconsin
$56,180
$35,240 4,640
48 Nebraska
$56,150
$33,160 1,410
49 Idaho
$55,100
$31,670 1,170
50 New Mexico
$54,730
$32,370 990
51 Guam
$53,280
$34,010 30
52 South Dakota
$52,080
$35,660 830
53 Puerto Rico
$30,100
$19,330 360
See also: Highest paying industries for cost estimators, Top Paying Jobs in America.