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Cost Estimator Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,820
25th Percentile Wage
$51,510
50th Percentile Wage
$63,900
75th Percentile Wage
$79,270
90th Percentile Wage
$98,720

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cost estimators in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $98,720. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,820.

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
$63,900
2.60% 10.17%
2016
$62,240
3.10% -
2015
$60,310
0.65% -
2014
$59,920
2.67% -
2013
$58,320
1.58% -
2012
$57,400
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Cost Estimators in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of cost estimators in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of cost estimators in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $47,080 to $72,020. The highest paying area for cost estimators in Pennsylvania is Philadelphia with a median annual salary of $72,020. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (mean annual salary $69,510). The lowest paying area is West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $47,080.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Philadelphia
$72,020
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$69,510
Newark-Union
$67,750
Reading
$67,690
Pittsburgh
$66,940
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$63,130
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$63,060
York-Hanover
$62,800
Lancaster
$60,770
Johnstown
$58,770
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$58,720
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$57,070
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$56,640
Erie
$56,480
Altoona
$55,350
Lebanon
$54,730
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$54,300
State College
$52,710
Williamsport
$50,540
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$50,300
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$47,080




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