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Cost Estimator Salary Information in Montana

The average annual and hourly salaries for cost estimators in the state of Montana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of cost estimators amongst Montana 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Cost Estimators in Montana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,030
25th Percentile Wage
$39,530
50th Percentile Wage
$57,540
75th Percentile Wage
$73,300
90th Percentile Wage
$93,250

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cost estimators in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $93,250. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,540. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,030.

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
$57,540
4.01% 7.21%
2016
$55,230
6.97% -
2015
$51,380
0.74% -
2014
$51,000
-0.12% -
2013
$51,060
-4.56% -
2012
$53,390
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of cost estimators in some Montana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of cost estimators in state of Montana ranges from $19,770 to $60,980. The highest paying area for cost estimators in Montana is Missoula with a median annual salary of $60,980. The second highest paying city/area in Montana State is Billings (mean annual salary $60,030). The lowest paying area is Central Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $19,770.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Missoula
$60,980
Billings
$60,030
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$58,400
Great Falls
$56,620
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area
$54,410
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$38,130
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area
$19,770




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