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Cost Estimator Salary Information in New Mexico

The average annual and hourly salaries for cost estimators in the state of New Mexico are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of cost estimators among New Mexico 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,350
25th Percentile Wage
$40,680
50th Percentile Wage
$53,680
75th Percentile Wage
$70,560
90th Percentile Wage
$87,360

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cost estimators in New Mexico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $87,360. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $53,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,350.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.07
25th Percentile Wage
$19.55
50th Percentile Wage
$25.81
75th Percentile Wage
$33.92
90th Percentile Wage
$42.00

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for cost estimators in New Mexico in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $42.00. The median hourly salary is $25.81. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.07.

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
201653,6805.09%-5.51%
201550,950-6.71%-
201454,370-0.22%-
201354,490-3.95%-
201256,640--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Cost Estimators in New Mexico Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of cost estimators in some New Mexico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of cost estimators in state of New Mexico ranges from $37,790 to $85,570. The highest paying area for cost estimators in New Mexico is Los Alamos County with a median annual salary of $85,570. The second highest paying city/area in New Mexico State is Albuquerque (mean annual salary $55,350). The lowest paying area is Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $37,790.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Los Alamos County
$85,570
Albuquerque
$55,350
Las Cruces
$51,740
Santa Fe
$40,690
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$37,790


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