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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,980
25th Percentile Wage
$44,480
50th Percentile Wage
$56,460
75th Percentile Wage
$73,760
90th Percentile Wage
$93,960

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 $93,960. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,980.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.34
25th Percentile Wage
$21.38
50th Percentile Wage
$27.15
75th Percentile Wage
$35.46
90th Percentile Wage
$45.17

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for cost estimators in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $45.17. The median hourly salary is $27.15. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.34.

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
201656,4601.17%-1.15%
201555,8000.84%-
201455,3300.78%-
201354,900-4.03%-
201257,110--

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 $41,840 to $65,360. The highest paying area for cost estimators in Tennessee is Clarksville with a median annual salary of $65,360. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin (mean annual salary $58,860). The lowest paying area is Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $41,840.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Clarksville
$65,360
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$58,860
Chattanooga
$58,630
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$58,370
Memphis
$57,410
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$55,480
Knoxville
$52,360
Johnson City
$49,830
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$49,730
Morristown
$48,670
Jackson
$47,290
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$41,840


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