Construction Estimators


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Construction Estimators

Construction Estimators - Wages & Trends

Pay varies with the size and type of project or employer. In general, cost estimators who work on large construction projects earn higher wages. Cost estimators who work with teams of software developers earn some of the highest wages in this occupation.

Benefits vary with the size and type of employer. Cost estimators who work for large firms often receive health insurance, paid leave, and a retirement plan. Those who work part time or for small firms may not receive benefits.

Cost estimators (SOC 13-1051)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $24.74 $32.04 $42.95
Yearly $51,456 $66,640 $89,334
    Champaign Area Hourly $23.71 $30.10 $42.08
Yearly $49,313 $62,601 $87,525
    Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area Hourly $22.12 $26.78 $32.32
Yearly $46,001 $55,697 $67,225
    Cook County Hourly $25.57 $33.77 $45.76
Yearly $53,183 $70,249 $95,178
    Decatur Area Hourly $26.01 $32.77 $44.71
Yearly $54,097 $68,151 $92,989
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $26.46 $33.63 $45.92
Yearly $55,038 $69,942 $95,509
    Du Page County Hourly $23.64 $31.14 $42.04
Yearly $49,162 $64,767 $87,436
    Edwardsville Area Hourly $24.61 $32.92 $46.53
Yearly $51,190 $68,465 $96,789
    Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area Hourly $24.53 $31.61 $35.46
Yearly $51,030 $65,752 $73,765
    Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area Hourly $22.74 $29.90 $36.75
Yearly $47,293 $62,185 $76,444
    Lake County Hourly $27.92 $34.42 $46.83
Yearly $58,070 $71,598 $97,410
    McHenry County Hourly $21.04 $28.54 $36.40
Yearly $43,762 $59,373 $75,708
    Mt. Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area Hourly $25.34 $29.25 $38.95
Yearly $52,700 $60,847 $81,019
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $21.98 $31.54 $45.10
Yearly $45,715 $65,593 $93,813
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $25.76 $33.72 $41.79
Yearly $53,577 $70,129 $86,930
    Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area Hourly $17.19 $32.56 $37.24
Yearly $35,763 $67,726 $77,463
    Rock Island-Moline Area Hourly (1) (1) (1)
Yearly (1) (1) (1)
    Rockford Area Hourly $25.04 $30.35 $39.67
Yearly $52,077 $63,130 $82,513
    Springfield Area Hourly $19.00 $28.00 $36.51
Yearly $39,528 $58,247 $75,942
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $24.56 $31.97 $38.63
Yearly $51,095 $66,492 $80,341
    Vermilion County Hourly $29.62 $39.99 $44.72
Yearly $61,611 $83,179 $93,027
    Will County Hourly $18.01 $29.07 $42.63
Yearly $37,470 $60,472 $88,665
United States Hourly $24.66 $31.37 $41.38
Yearly $51,300 $65,250 $86,080
(1) Wage estimate isn't available.

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.