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Cost Estimator Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for cost estimators in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of cost estimators amongst Kentucky 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 Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,160
25th Percentile Wage
$45,080
50th Percentile Wage
$60,310
75th Percentile Wage
$78,450
90th Percentile Wage
$96,630

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cost estimators in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $96,630. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $60,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,160.

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
$60,310
3.47% 12.15%
2016
$58,220
2.46% -
2015
$56,790
-0.58% -
2014
$57,120
3.41% -
2013
$55,170
3.97% -
2012
$52,980
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of cost estimators in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of cost estimators in state of Kentucky ranges from $37,600 to $61,860. The highest paying area for cost estimators in Kentucky is Louisville-Jefferson County with a median annual salary of $61,860. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Lexington-Fayette (mean annual salary $60,530). The lowest paying area is East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $37,600.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Louisville-Jefferson County
$61,860
Lexington-Fayette
$60,530
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$60,270
Bowling Green
$56,680
Owensboro
$56,500
Evansville
$53,190
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$44,930
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$44,300
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$37,600




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