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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 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 Michigan

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,910
25th Percentile Wage
$45,110
50th Percentile Wage
$60,640
75th Percentile Wage
$80,550
90th Percentile Wage
$99,830

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 $99,830. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $60,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,910.

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
$60,640
2.34% 7.34%
2016
$59,220
1.27% -
2015
$58,470
2.33% -
2014
$57,110
1.66% -
2013
$56,160
-0.05% -
2012
$56,190
- -

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 $44,130 to $70,700. The highest paying area for cost estimators in Michigan is Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn with a median annual salary of $70,700. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Detroit-Warren-Livonia (mean annual salary $68,600). The lowest paying area is Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $44,130.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$70,700
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$68,600
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North
$63,660
Muskegon-Norton Shores
$62,500
Lansing-East Lansing
$61,530
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$60,520
Bay City
$59,480
Kalamazoo-Portage
$59,410
South Bend-Mishawaka
$58,820
Monroe
$58,810
Ann Arbor
$58,190
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$55,690
Flint
$54,600
Holland-Grand Haven
$52,500
Niles-Benton Harbor
$51,900
Battle Creek
$50,920
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$49,460
Jackson
$49,430
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$49,030
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$48,960
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$44,130




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