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Cost Estimator Salary Information in Tennessee

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,540
25th Percentile Wage
$46,850
50th Percentile Wage
$59,010
75th Percentile Wage
$74,700
90th Percentile Wage
$94,860

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cost estimators in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $94,860. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,540.

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
$59,010
4.32% 3.22%
2016
$56,460
1.17% -
2015
$55,800
0.84% -
2014
$55,330
0.78% -
2013
$54,900
-4.03% -
2012
$57,110
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Cost Estimators in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of cost estimators in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of cost estimators in state of Tennessee ranges from $37,970 to $69,020. The highest paying area for cost estimators in Tennessee is North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $69,020. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Chattanooga (mean annual salary $63,550). The lowest paying area is Jackson with a median annual salary of $37,970.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$69,020
Chattanooga
$63,550
Clarksville
$63,140
Memphis
$60,910
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$59,970
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$58,580
Knoxville
$55,510
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$54,060
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$53,100
Johnson City
$53,010
Morristown
$50,500
Cleveland
$39,650
Jackson
$37,970




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