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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 areas 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 Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,950
25th Percentile Wage
$51,150
50th Percentile Wage
$66,150
75th Percentile Wage
$85,870
90th Percentile Wage
$103,830

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 $103,830. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $66,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,950.

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
$66,150
-2.21% 7.69%
2016
$67,610
1.88% -
2015
$66,340
3.65% -
2014
$63,920
2.69% -
2013
$62,200
1.83% -
2012
$61,060
- -

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 $57,620 to $78,430. The highest paying area for cost estimators in Illinois is Decatur with a median annual salary of $78,430. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $68,560). The lowest paying area is Champaign-Urbana with a median annual salary of $57,620.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Decatur
$78,430
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$68,560
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$68,190
Kankakee-Bradley
$68,100
Bloomington-Normal
$66,740
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$65,260
Rockford
$62,360
Springfield
$61,570
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$61,410
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$60,830
Peoria
$60,190
Danville
$60,160
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$57,630
Champaign-Urbana
$57,620




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