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Cost Estimator Salary Information in South Dakota

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,660
25th Percentile Wage
$42,620
50th Percentile Wage
$52,080
75th Percentile Wage
$61,930
90th Percentile Wage
$73,770

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cost estimators in South Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $73,770. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,660.

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
$52,080
4.30% 13.73%
2016
$49,840
-0.18% -
2015
$49,930
3.89% -
2014
$47,990
2.73% -
2013
$46,680
3.75% -
2012
$44,930
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Cost Estimators in South Dakota Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of cost estimators in some South Dakota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of cost estimators in state of South Dakota ranges from $41,640 to $56,660. The highest paying area for cost estimators in South Dakota is Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $56,660. The second highest paying city/area in South Dakota State is Rapid City (mean annual salary $56,550). The lowest paying area is Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $41,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$56,660
Rapid City
$56,550
Sioux Falls
$52,270
Sioux City
$50,490
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$41,640




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