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Cost Estimator Salary Information in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California

The annual and hourly salary statistics of cost estimators in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of cost estimators in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Cost Estimators in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,370
25th Percentile Wage
$44,770
50th Percentile Wage
$62,120
75th Percentile Wage
$83,840
90th Percentile Wage
$100,730

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cost estimators in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $100,730. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $33,370.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.04
25th Percentile Wage
$21.52
50th Percentile Wage
$29.87
75th Percentile Wage
$40.31
90th Percentile Wage
$48.43

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for cost estimators in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $48.43. The median hourly salary is $29.87. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.04.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of cost estimators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201662,1202.64%-1.67%
201560,480-4.86%-
201463,420-0.74%-
201363,8901.14%-
201263,160--

Table 3. Compare Cost Estimator Salary in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale with Other California Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $62,120 in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale is in the middle of salary range for cost estimators in state of California. In comparison, the annual salary of cost estimators in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale is 26.0 percent (26.0%) lower than that in the highest paying San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara and 19.9 percent (19.9%) higher than that in the lowest paying Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$83,930
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$83,120
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$81,730
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$80,060
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$75,150
El Centro
$73,710
Bakersfield-Delano
$72,590
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$69,950
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$69,700
Napa
$67,750
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$67,500
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$67,110
Merced
$65,500
Vallejo-Fairfield
$65,500
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$64,580
Chico
$63,740
Stockton
$63,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$63,220
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$62,930
Redding
$62,600
Visalia-Porterville
$62,320
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$62,120
Fresno
$62,010
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$61,750
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$60,830
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$60,670
Salinas
$60,310
Yuba City
$59,790
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$58,900
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$57,960
Hanford-Corcoran
$56,950
Madera-Chowchilla
$56,010
Modesto
$55,850
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$49,730

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