Cost Estimators in Illinois
Considering a career as a Cost Estimator in Illinois?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Cost Estimators in Illinois are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Cost Estimators in Illinois is growing faster than average.
Cost Estimators in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Cost Estimators Work in Illinois?
5,600 people worked as Cost Estimators in 2018 in this state.
There were 5,540 Cost Estimators employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 60 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 2,160 Cost Estimators working in it, which means Illinois has more Cost Estimators than average.
Job Projections for Illinois
Jobs for Cost Estimators in this state are growing at a rate of 9.1% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.5%.
Illinois Annual Job Openings
The BLS is projecting 740 annual Cost Estimators job openings in Illinois, and 7,340 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 Illinois?
In 2018 wages for Cost Estimators ranged from $34,230 to $102,400 with $63,490 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.45 to $49.23. The median hourly rate was $30.52.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $31.8 an hour.
The hourly rate declined by $1.28.
The median salary in Illinois is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Illinois 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|
|St. Louis, MO-IL||2,460||$66,650|
|Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL||280||$65,570|
|Cape Girardeau, MO-IL||40||$69,460|
Top States for Cost Estimators Employment
The table below shows the states where most Cost Estimators work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Cost Estimators get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$94,440|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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