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Cost Estimator Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for cost estimators in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of cost estimators among Illinois 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,140
25th Percentile Wage
$50,590
50th Percentile Wage
$67,610
75th Percentile Wage
$87,700
90th Percentile Wage
$104,430

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cost estimators in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $104,430. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $67,610. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,140.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.86
25th Percentile Wage
$24.32
50th Percentile Wage
$32.51
75th Percentile Wage
$42.16
90th Percentile Wage
$50.21

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for cost estimators in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $50.21. The median hourly salary is $32.51. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.86.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of cost estimators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201667,6101.88%9.69%
201566,3403.65%-
201463,9202.69%-
201362,2001.83%-
201261,060--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of cost estimators in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of cost estimators in state of Illinois ranges from $49,610 to $81,190. The highest paying area for cost estimators in Illinois is Decatur with a median annual salary of $81,190. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $70,220). The lowest paying area is South Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $49,610.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Decatur
$81,190
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$70,220
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$69,470
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$68,590
Bloomington-Normal
$66,740
Kankakee-Bradley
$65,810
Springfield
$64,280
Danville
$60,160
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$59,500
Peoria
$59,420
Rockford
$59,170
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$58,250
Champaign-Urbana
$57,750
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$49,610


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