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Cost Estimator Salary Information in Indiana

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,100
25th Percentile Wage
$45,420
50th Percentile Wage
$59,660
75th Percentile Wage
$78,610
90th Percentile Wage
$100,260

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cost estimators in Indiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $100,260. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,100.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.87
25th Percentile Wage
$21.84
50th Percentile Wage
$28.68
75th Percentile Wage
$37.79
90th Percentile Wage
$48.20

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for cost estimators in Indiana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $48.20. The median hourly salary is $28.68. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.87.

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
201659,6602.11%1.48%
201558,4000.62%-
201458,040-0.17%-
201358,140-1.10%-
201258,780--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of cost estimators in some Indiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of cost estimators in state of Indiana ranges from $46,310 to $77,640. The highest paying area for cost estimators in Indiana is Gary with a median annual salary of $77,640. The second highest paying city/area in Indiana State is Michigan City-La Porte (mean annual salary $71,450). The lowest paying area is Bloomington with a median annual salary of $46,310.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Gary
$77,640
Michigan City-La Porte
$71,450
Indianapolis-Carmel
$63,080
Fort Wayne
$60,620
Columbus
$58,500
Lafayette
$57,480
Muncie
$57,170
Terre Haute
$56,420
Anderson
$55,600
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$52,420
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$51,890
Elkhart-Goshen
$50,100
Kokomo
$48,400
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$47,320
Bloomington
$46,310


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