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Cost Estimator Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,760
25th Percentile Wage
$54,940
50th Percentile Wage
$70,980
75th Percentile Wage
$92,490
90th Percentile Wage
$113,850

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cost estimators in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $113,850. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $70,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,760.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21.04
25th Percentile Wage
$26.41
50th Percentile Wage
$34.11
75th Percentile Wage
$44.47
90th Percentile Wage
$54.73

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for cost estimators in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $54.73. The median hourly salary is $34.11. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.04.

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
201670,9803.99%10.00%
201568,1501.31%-
201467,2603.21%-
201365,1001.87%-
201263,880--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of cost estimators in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of cost estimators in state of Washington ranges from $54,070 to $75,460. The highest paying area for cost estimators in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $75,460. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $75,160). The lowest paying area is Yakima with a median annual salary of $54,070.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$75,460
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$75,160
Tacoma
$73,560
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$71,620
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$69,580
Longview
$68,110
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$67,860
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$65,800
Bellingham
$63,560
Bremerton-Silverdale
$61,940
Spokane
$60,220
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$59,350
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$58,250
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$56,950
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$56,790
Lewiston
$55,260
Olympia
$54,630
Yakima
$54,070


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