Cost Estimator Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for cost estimators in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of cost estimators among Iowa cities 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,360
25th Percentile Wage
$47,860
50th Percentile Wage
$61,730
75th Percentile Wage
$77,420
90th Percentile Wage
$95,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cost estimators in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $95,590. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,360.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of cost estimators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$61,730
6.19% 12.39%
2016
$57,910
6.37% -
2015
$54,220
-0.81% -
2014
$54,660
-0.15% -
2013
$54,740
1.21% -
2012
$54,080
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Cost Estimators in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of cost estimators in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of cost estimators in state of Iowa ranges from $46,610 to $79,800. The highest paying area for cost estimators in Iowa is Iowa City with a median annual salary of $79,800. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Ames (mean annual salary $78,170). The lowest paying area is Dubuque with a median annual salary of $46,610.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Iowa City
$79,800
Ames
$78,170
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$70,800
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$66,800
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$64,050
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$59,870
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$56,950
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$56,070
Cedar Rapids
$54,340
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$50,310
Dubuque
$46,610




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