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Cost Estimator Salary Information in Wisconsin

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,240
25th Percentile Wage
$44,440
50th Percentile Wage
$56,180
75th Percentile Wage
$70,540
90th Percentile Wage
$88,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cost estimators in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $88,290. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,240.

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
$56,180
-1.41% 1.26%
2016
$56,970
-1.18% -
2015
$57,640
-2.53% -
2014
$59,100
2.62% -
2013
$57,550
3.61% -
2012
$55,470
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of cost estimators in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of cost estimators in state of Wisconsin ranges from $31,320 to $70,850. The highest paying area for cost estimators in Wisconsin is Lake County-Kenosha County with a median annual salary of $70,850. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Sheboygan (mean annual salary $68,030). The lowest paying area is Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $31,320.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lake County-Kenosha County
$70,850
Sheboygan
$68,030
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$65,950
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$65,650
Oshkosh-Neenah
$59,580
Appleton
$58,290
Madison
$58,170
La Crosse
$58,120
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$57,340
Fond du Lac
$56,800
Racine
$56,010
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$54,370
Janesville
$54,010
Wausau
$53,790
Duluth
$51,510
Green Bay
$51,160
Eau Claire
$50,170
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$49,670
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$47,130
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$31,320




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