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Cost Estimator Salary Information in North Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,550
25th Percentile Wage
$44,290
50th Percentile Wage
$57,350
75th Percentile Wage
$74,550
90th Percentile Wage
$95,410

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cost estimators in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $95,410. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,550.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.61
25th Percentile Wage
$21.29
50th Percentile Wage
$27.57
75th Percentile Wage
$35.84
90th Percentile Wage
$45.87

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for cost estimators in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $45.87. The median hourly salary is $27.57. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.61.

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
201657,3500.99%6.05%
201556,7800.21%-
201456,6601.45%-
201355,8403.51%-
201253,880--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Cost Estimators in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of cost estimators in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of cost estimators in state of North Carolina ranges from $46,850 to $68,410. The highest paying area for cost estimators in North Carolina is Greenville with a median annual salary of $68,410. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Raleigh-Cary (mean annual salary $61,460). The lowest paying area is Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $46,850.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Greenville
$68,410
Raleigh-Cary
$61,460
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$61,300
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$60,140
Burlington
$58,560
Goldsboro
$58,240
Durham-Chapel Hill
$57,560
Rocky Mount
$57,460
Greensboro-High Point
$56,770
Wilmington
$56,400
Winston-Salem
$55,620
Jacksonville
$54,580
Fayetteville
$53,400
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$52,010
Asheville
$51,120
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$49,720
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$46,850


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