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Cost Estimators in Illinois

Considering a career as a Cost Estimator in Illinois?

9.1% Jobs Projection
$63,490 Median Salary
740 Job Openings

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.

Cost Estimators in IL Employment Trend

The typical state has 2,160 Cost Estimators working in it, which means Illinois has more Cost Estimators than average.

Cost Estimators in IL vs. the Average State

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%.

Job Projections for Cost Estimators: Nation vs. IL

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.

Cost Estimators Earnings: IL vs. National Average

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
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,560 $64,940
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,460 $66,650
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 280 $65,570
Peoria, IL 200 $69,520
Rockford, IL 200 $61,820
Champaign-Urbana, IL 70 $59,530
Bloomington, IL 60 $56,910
Carbondale-Marion, IL 60 $60,100
Kankakee, IL 60 $66,210
Springfield, IL 50 $67,760
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 40 $69,460
Decatur, IL 40 $78,610

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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