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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 amongst Missouri 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 Missouri

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,410
25th Percentile Wage
$46,050
50th Percentile Wage
$62,800
75th Percentile Wage
$80,430
90th Percentile Wage
$98,670

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 $98,670. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,410.

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
$62,800
-1.64% 8.60%
2016
$63,830
-2.07% -
2015
$65,150
4.27% -
2014
$62,370
2.92% -
2013
$60,550
5.20% -
2012
$57,400
- -

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 $46,380 to $67,950. The highest paying area for cost estimators in Missouri is St Louis with a median annual salary of $67,950. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $67,670). The lowest paying area is Springfield with a median annual salary of $46,380.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
St Louis
$67,950
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$67,670
St Joseph
$67,290
Kansas City
$66,690
Cape Girardeau-Jackson
$63,090
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$61,890
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$59,620
Jefferson City
$58,960
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$55,570
Columbia
$50,950
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$47,400
Joplin
$47,380
Springfield
$46,380




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