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Cost Estimator Salary Information in Michigan

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,020
25th Percentile Wage
$43,630
50th Percentile Wage
$59,220
75th Percentile Wage
$78,370
90th Percentile Wage
$98,020

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cost estimators in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $98,020. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,020.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.36
25th Percentile Wage
$20.98
50th Percentile Wage
$28.47
75th Percentile Wage
$37.68
90th Percentile Wage
$47.12

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for cost estimators in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $47.12. The median hourly salary is $28.47. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.36.

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
201659,2201.27%5.12%
201558,4702.33%-
201457,1101.66%-
201356,160-0.05%-
201256,190--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of cost estimators in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of cost estimators in state of Michigan ranges from $41,240 to $70,020. The highest paying area for cost estimators in Michigan is Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn with a median annual salary of $70,020. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Lansing-East Lansing (mean annual salary $68,300). The lowest paying area is Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $41,240.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$70,020
Lansing-East Lansing
$68,300
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$65,170
Muskegon-Norton Shores
$62,920
Bay City
$60,760
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North
$60,690
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$60,520
Kalamazoo-Portage
$58,820
Flint
$58,210
Jackson
$57,730
Monroe
$56,780
South Bend-Mishawaka
$56,420
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$56,370
Ann Arbor
$56,230
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$52,710
Holland-Grand Haven
$52,500
Niles-Benton Harbor
$52,340
Battle Creek
$50,160
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$46,250
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$45,510
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$41,240


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