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Cost Estimators in District of Columbia

Want to work in District of Columbia as a Cost Estimator? Read this first!

13.2% Jobs Projection
$94,440 Median Salary
60 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Cost Estimators in District of Columbia are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Cost Estimators in District of Columbia is growing faster than average.

  • Cost Estimators in District of Columbia earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Cost Estimators Work in District of Columbia?

There were approximately 400 workers employed as Cost Estimators in this state in 2018.

There were 470 Cost Estimators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 70 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Cost Estimators in DC Employment Trend

The typical state has 2,160 Cost Estimators working in it, which means District of Columbia has fewer Cost Estimators than average.

Cost Estimators in DC vs. the Average State

Job Projections for District of Columbia

Jobs for Cost Estimators in this state are growing at a rate of 13.2% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.5%.

Job Projections for Cost Estimators: Nation vs. DC

District of Columbia Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 60 annual Cost Estimators job openings in District of Columbia, and 600 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 24,400 annual jobs and 240,800 total jobs in 2026.

What do Cost Estimators Make in District of Columbia?

In 2018 wages for Cost Estimators ranged from $47,910 to $135,390 with $94,440 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $23.03 to $65.09. The median hourly rate was $45.41.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $42.75 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $2.66.

The median salary in District of Columbia is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Cost Estimators Earnings: DC vs. National Average

Top District of Columbia Metros for Cost Estimators

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Cost Estimators.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 5,180 $76,780

Top States for Cost Estimators Employment

The table below shows the states where most Cost Estimators work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 28,660 $70,660
Texas 17,240 $69,330
Florida 13,220 $57,230
Ohio 10,200 $60,640
New York 10,150 $67,400
Virginia 9,220 $67,680
Pennsylvania 8,610 $64,390
Michigan 6,590 $59,250
North Carolina 6,580 $59,750
Massachusetts 6,030 $72,520
Illinois 5,600 $63,490
Colorado 5,520 $66,270
Washington 5,470 $72,420
New Jersey 5,270 $69,960
Georgia 4,880 $62,460
Arizona 4,630 $62,850
Missouri 4,630 $63,570
Minnesota 4,460 $62,710
Maryland 4,390 $66,020
Indiana 4,360 $61,990

Below are the states where Cost Estimators get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $94,440
Hawaii $79,890
Alaska $78,580
Wyoming $73,750
Massachusetts $72,520
Washington $72,420
California $70,660
New Jersey $69,960
Texas $69,330
Connecticut $69,070


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