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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,470
25th Percentile Wage
$44,290
50th Percentile Wage
$56,970
75th Percentile Wage
$72,020
90th Percentile Wage
$86,540

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 $86,540. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,470.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.57
25th Percentile Wage
$21.29
50th Percentile Wage
$27.39
75th Percentile Wage
$34.61
90th Percentile Wage
$41.61

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for cost estimators in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $41.61. The median hourly salary is $27.39. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.57.

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
201656,970-1.18%2.63%
201557,640-2.53%-
201459,1002.62%-
201357,5503.61%-
201255,470--

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 $38,010 to $68,170. The highest paying area for cost estimators in Wisconsin is Lake County-Kenosha County with a median annual salary of $68,170. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $66,560). The lowest paying area is Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $38,010.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lake County-Kenosha County
$68,170
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$66,560
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$63,100
Janesville
$62,210
Oshkosh-Neenah
$61,770
Racine
$61,280
Madison
$59,260
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$58,700
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$58,610
Duluth
$58,400
Fond du Lac
$57,460
La Crosse
$55,990
Appleton
$55,770
Eau Claire
$55,060
Sheboygan
$54,910
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$52,000
Wausau
$50,340
Green Bay
$48,690
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$47,130
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$38,010



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