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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 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 Indiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,400
25th Percentile Wage
$46,640
50th Percentile Wage
$61,220
75th Percentile Wage
$78,580
90th Percentile Wage
$100,040

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 $100,040. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,400.

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
$61,220
2.55% 3.99%
2016
$59,660
2.11% -
2015
$58,400
0.62% -
2014
$58,040
-0.17% -
2013
$58,140
-1.10% -
2012
$58,780
- -

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 $44,970 to $68,050. The highest paying area for cost estimators in Indiana is Indianapolis-Carmel with a median annual salary of $68,050. The second highest paying city/area in Indiana State is Gary (mean annual salary $67,530). The lowest paying area is Michigan City-La Porte with a median annual salary of $44,970.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Indianapolis-Carmel
$68,050
Gary
$67,530
Columbus
$60,890
Fort Wayne
$58,550
Terre Haute
$58,390
Lafayette
$57,480
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$56,410
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$55,710
Bloomington
$55,600
Anderson
$55,600
Elkhart-Goshen
$55,050
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$53,150
Kokomo
$48,400
Muncie
$46,100
Michigan City-La Porte
$44,970




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