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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,370
25th Percentile Wage
$40,200
50th Percentile Wage
$54,730
75th Percentile Wage
$72,180
90th Percentile Wage
$90,560

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 $90,560. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,370.

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
$54,730
1.92% -3.49%
2016
$53,680
5.09% -
2015
$50,950
-6.71% -
2014
$54,370
-0.22% -
2013
$54,490
-3.95% -
2012
$56,640
- -

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 $39,430 to $84,430. The highest paying area for cost estimators in New Mexico is Los Alamos County with a median annual salary of $84,430. The second highest paying city/area in New Mexico State is Las Cruces (mean annual salary $57,740). The lowest paying area is North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $39,430.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Los Alamos County
$84,430
Las Cruces
$57,740
Albuquerque
$56,300
Farmington
$54,560
Santa Fe
$48,730
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$40,750
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$39,430




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