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Cost Estimators in Washington

Want to work in Washington as a Cost Estimator? Read this first!

19.9% Jobs Projection
$72,420 Median Salary
760 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Cost Estimators Work in Washington?

There were approximately 5,470 workers employed as Cost Estimators in this state in 2018.

There were 5,580 Cost Estimators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 110 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Cost Estimators in WA Employment Trend

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

Cost Estimators in WA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Cost Estimators in this state are growing at a rate of 19.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.5%.

Job Projections for Cost Estimators: Nation vs. WA

Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 760 annual Cost Estimators job openings in Washington, and 7,170 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 Washington?

In 2018 wages for Cost Estimators ranged from $44,160 to $120,950 with $72,420 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $21.23 to $58.15. The median hourly rate was $34.82.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $34.98 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.16.

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

Cost Estimators Earnings: WA vs. National Average

Top Washington 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
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3,570 $77,640
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 1,940 $72,210
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 340 $60,800
Kennewick-Richland, WA 270 $74,640
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 160 $63,480
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 150 $61,310
Bellingham, WA 140 $64,350
Yakima, WA 100 $50,610
Longview, WA 70 $72,470
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 60 $73,550
Wenatchee, WA 30 $47,100
Walla Walla, WA 30 $51,970
Lewiston, ID-WA 30 $59,330

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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