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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 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 Kentucky

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,240
25th Percentile Wage
$43,570
50th Percentile Wage
$58,220
75th Percentile Wage
$75,720
90th Percentile Wage
$93,860

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 $93,860. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,240.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.46
25th Percentile Wage
$20.95
50th Percentile Wage
$27.99
75th Percentile Wage
$36.40
90th Percentile Wage
$45.13

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for cost estimators in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $45.13. The median hourly salary is $27.99. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.46.

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
201658,2202.46%9.00%
201556,790-0.58%-
201457,1203.41%-
201355,1703.97%-
201252,980--

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 $39,060 to $64,490. The highest paying area for cost estimators in Kentucky is West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $64,490. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Louisville-Jefferson County (mean annual salary $61,590). The lowest paying area is Owensboro with a median annual salary of $39,060.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$64,490
Louisville-Jefferson County
$61,590
Lexington-Fayette
$58,630
Evansville
$54,260
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$50,130
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$47,910
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$47,740
Bowling Green
$42,510
Owensboro
$39,060


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