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Cost Estimators in Louisiana

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

6.0% Jobs Projection
$62,810 Median Salary
240 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Cost Estimators Work in Louisiana?

In Louisiana, there were 2,120 people working as Cost Estimators in the year 2018.

There were 2,180 Cost Estimators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 60 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Cost Estimators in LA Employment Trend

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

Cost Estimators in LA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Louisiana

Jobs for Cost Estimators in this state are growing at a rate of 6.0% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.5%.

Job Projections for Cost Estimators: Nation vs. LA

Louisiana Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 240 annual job openings, and 2,460 total jobs in 2026 for Cost Estimators in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 24,400 annual jobs and 240,800 total jobs in 2026.

What do Cost Estimators Make in Louisiana?

In 2018 wages for Cost Estimators ranged from $37,060 to $103,230 with $62,810 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $17.82 to $49.63. The median hourly rate was $30.2.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $27.69 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $2.51.

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

Cost Estimators Earnings: LA vs. National Average

Top Louisiana 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
Baton Rouge, LA 710 $68,020
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 480 $63,020
Lake Charles, LA 290 $63,230
Lafayette, LA 200 $56,630
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 150 $58,710
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 110 $62,390
Monroe, LA 50 $65,880

Top States for Cost Estimators Employment

View the list below to see 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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