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Cost Estimator Salary Information in Missouri

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,020
25th Percentile Wage
$47,480
50th Percentile Wage
$63,830
75th Percentile Wage
$82,610
90th Percentile Wage
$100,050

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cost estimators in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $100,050. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,830. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,020.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.32
25th Percentile Wage
$22.83
50th Percentile Wage
$30.69
75th Percentile Wage
$39.72
90th Percentile Wage
$48.10

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for cost estimators in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $48.10. The median hourly salary is $30.69. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.32.

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
201663,830-2.07%10.07%
201565,1504.27%-
201462,3702.92%-
201360,5505.20%-
201257,400--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of cost estimators in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of cost estimators in state of Missouri ranges from $46,880 to $69,930. The highest paying area for cost estimators in Missouri is St Louis with a median annual salary of $69,930. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is St Joseph (mean annual salary $69,250). The lowest paying area is Joplin with a median annual salary of $46,880.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
St Louis
$69,930
St Joseph
$69,250
Kansas City
$66,610
Cape Girardeau-Jackson
$63,090
Jefferson City
$62,680
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$60,670
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$58,990
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$56,560
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$55,270
Columbia
$51,610
Springfield
$48,190
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$47,380
Joplin
$46,880


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