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Cost Estimator Salary Information in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California

The annual and hourly salary statistics of cost estimators in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of cost estimators in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos 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 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,910
25th Percentile Wage
$53,640
50th Percentile Wage
$64,960
75th Percentile Wage
$88,200
90th Percentile Wage
$111,370

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cost estimators in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $111,370. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $64,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $41,910.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of cost estimators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$64,960
-3.31% -0.42%
2016
$67,110
0.75% -
2015
$66,610
2.04% -
2014
$65,250
3.51% -
2013
$62,960
-3.61% -
2012
$65,230
- -

Table 3. Compare Cost Estimator Salary in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos with Other California Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $64,960 in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos is in the middle of salary range for cost estimators in state of California. In comparison, the annual salary of cost estimators in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos is 26.0 percent (26.0%) lower than that in the highest paying San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara and 20.8 percent (20.8%) 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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