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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 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,510
25th Percentile Wage
$48,700
50th Percentile Wage
$62,680
75th Percentile Wage
$82,690
90th Percentile Wage
$105,240

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 $105,240. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,510.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18.98
25th Percentile Wage
$23.41
50th Percentile Wage
$30.13
75th Percentile Wage
$39.76
90th Percentile Wage
$50.60

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for cost estimators in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $50.60. The median hourly salary is $30.13. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18.98.

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
201662,6802.14%5.12%
201561,3401.55%-
201460,3902.22%-
201359,050-0.71%-
201259,470--

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 $71,320. The highest paying area for cost estimators in Virginia is Charlottesville with a median annual salary of $71,320. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $61,890). The lowest paying area is Danville with a median annual salary of $46,520.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlottesville
$71,320
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$61,890
Richmond
$61,700
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$59,770
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$57,290
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$56,120
Roanoke
$56,100
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$54,750
Harrisonburg
$53,070
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$52,170
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$50,070
Lynchburg
$49,190
Danville
$46,520


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