Cost Estimator Salary Information in Texas

The average annual and hourly salaries for cost estimators in the state of Texas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of cost estimators amongst Texas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,890
25th Percentile Wage
$47,230
50th Percentile Wage
$63,940
75th Percentile Wage
$81,880
90th Percentile Wage
$111,770

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cost estimators in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $111,770. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,890.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.26
25th Percentile Wage
$22.71
50th Percentile Wage
$30.74
75th Percentile Wage
$39.36
90th Percentile Wage
$53.74

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for cost estimators in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $53.74. The median hourly salary is $30.74. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.26.

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
201663,9404.52%4.71%
201561,0500.59%-
201460,690-1.24%-
201361,4400.83%-
201260,930--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of cost estimators in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of cost estimators in state of Texas ranges from $37,150 to $72,350. The highest paying area for cost estimators in Texas is Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood with a median annual salary of $72,350. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Amarillo (mean annual salary $70,450). The lowest paying area is El Paso with a median annual salary of $37,150.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$72,350
Amarillo
$70,450
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$70,020
Odessa
$69,680
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$67,800
Midland
$67,250
Fort Worth-Arlington
$66,350
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$66,350
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$65,030
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$64,940
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$64,530
Sherman-Denison
$62,770
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$61,530
Longview
$61,130
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$60,440
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$60,020
San Angelo
$59,670
Lubbock
$59,270
Corpus Christi
$56,490
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$56,280
Waco
$56,160
Abilene
$55,750
Tyler
$55,530
Texarkana-Texarkana
$55,340
College Station-Bryan
$52,950
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$52,690
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$52,330
Wichita Falls
$52,270
Victoria
$50,260
Laredo
$48,720
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$44,170
Brownsville-Harlingen
$43,970
El Paso
$37,150


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