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

The annual and hourly salary statistics of cost estimators in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of cost estimators in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,950
25th Percentile Wage
$44,390
50th Percentile Wage
$63,220
75th Percentile Wage
$87,380
90th Percentile Wage
$109,630

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cost estimators in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $109,630. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $34,950.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of cost estimators from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth2-Year Growth
2014
$63,220
-0.32% -1.08%
2013
$63,420
-0.76% -
2012
$63,900
- -

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

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $63,220 in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana 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-Santa Ana is 28.0 percent (28.0%) lower than that in the highest paying San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara and 18.6 percent (18.6%) higher than that in the lowest paying Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$87,830
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$86,730
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$81,780
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$78,720
Napa
$76,230
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$75,950
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$74,780
Yuba City
$72,080
Vallejo-Fairfield
$70,130
Bakersfield-Delano
$69,180
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$69,030
El Centro
$68,760
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$68,590
Chico
$68,520
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$67,500
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$67,290
Fresno
$66,290
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$64,960
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$64,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$63,220
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$63,030
Redding
$62,970
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$62,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$62,840
Visalia-Porterville
$62,750
Stockton
$62,270
Madera-Chowchilla
$62,170
Salinas
$61,170
Modesto
$59,890
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$59,830
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$57,960
Merced
$57,270
Hanford-Corcoran
$56,950
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$51,460



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