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 among Texas metropolitan 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 Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,760
25th Percentile Wage
$50,400
50th Percentile Wage
$68,080
75th Percentile Wage
$88,180
90th Percentile Wage
$116,130

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 $116,130. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $68,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,760.

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
$68,080
6.08% 10.50%
2016
$63,940
4.52% -
2015
$61,050
0.59% -
2014
$60,690
-1.24% -
2013
$61,440
0.83% -
2012
$60,930
- -

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 $37,540 to $72,570. The highest paying area for cost estimators in Texas is Odessa with a median annual salary of $72,570. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown (mean annual salary $71,750). The lowest paying area is McAllen-Edinburg-Mission with a median annual salary of $37,540.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Odessa
$72,570
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$71,750
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$71,690
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$71,290
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$71,260
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$70,440
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$70,270
Fort Worth-Arlington
$66,370
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$66,030
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$65,880
Longview
$64,390
Wichita Falls
$64,130
College Station-Bryan
$63,820
Sherman-Denison
$63,310
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$62,220
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$62,020
Midland
$61,950
Waco
$61,750
Corpus Christi
$60,890
Amarillo
$60,570
San Angelo
$59,670
Lubbock
$59,270
Abilene
$59,120
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$59,080
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$58,940
El Paso
$54,040
Texarkana-Texarkana
$53,600
Laredo
$53,350
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$52,690
Victoria
$52,520
Brownsville-Harlingen
$49,030
Tyler
$47,900
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$37,540




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