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Cost Estimators in Pennsylvania

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Cost Estimators in Pennsylvania

Is Pennsylvania a good place for you to work as a Cost Estimator?

10.6% Jobs Projection
$64,390 Median Salary
1,050 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Cost Estimators in Pennsylvania is growing faster than average.

  • Cost Estimators in Pennsylvania earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Cost Estimators Work in Pennsylvania?

There were approximately 8,610 workers employed as Cost Estimators in this state in 2018.

There were 8,960 Cost Estimators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 350 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Cost Estimators in PA Employment Trend

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

Cost Estimators in PA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for Cost Estimators in this state are growing at a rate of 10.6% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.5%.

Job Projections for Cost Estimators: Nation vs. PA

Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 1,050 annual Cost Estimators job openings in Pennsylvania, and 10,340 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 Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for Cost Estimators ranged from $41,460 to $98,920 with $64,390 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $19.93 to $47.56. The median hourly rate was $30.96.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $30.72 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.24.

The median salary in Pennsylvania is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Cost Estimators Earnings: PA vs. National Average

Top Pennsylvania 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 10,410 $71,390
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,100 $72,010
Pittsburgh, PA 1,990 $67,290
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 600 $56,890
Lancaster, PA 580 $60,400
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 500 $57,620
York-Hanover, PA 430 $61,000
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 360 $58,630
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA 300 $70,890
Reading, PA 290 $66,360
Erie, PA 190 $59,460
State College, PA 120 $50,850
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 100 $57,360
Williamsport, PA 100 $52,600
Johnstown, PA 90 $61,060
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 80 $57,250
Altoona, PA 70 $52,010
Gettysburg, PA 70 $56,630
East Stroudsburg, PA 60 $65,840
Lebanon, PA 60 $58,520

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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