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Cost Estimator Salary Information in Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,800
25th Percentile Wage
$50,080
50th Percentile Wage
$64,320
75th Percentile Wage
$87,180
90th Percentile Wage
$112,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cost estimators in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $112,890. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $64,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,800.

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
$64,320
2.55% 7.54%
2016
$62,680
2.14% -
2015
$61,340
1.55% -
2014
$60,390
2.22% -
2013
$59,050
-0.71% -
2012
$59,470
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of cost estimators in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of cost estimators in state of Virginia ranges from $46,520 to $69,470. The highest paying area for cost estimators in Virginia is Charlottesville with a median annual salary of $69,470. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News (mean annual salary $63,290). The lowest paying area is Danville with a median annual salary of $46,520.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlottesville
$69,470
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$63,290
Richmond
$62,510
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$61,960
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$57,150
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$56,380
Harrisonburg
$55,800
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$53,600
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$53,590
Roanoke
$53,170
Lynchburg
$47,590
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$47,280
Danville
$46,520




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