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Cost Estimator Salary Information in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California

The annual and hourly salary statistics of cost estimators in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of cost estimators in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont 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 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,110
25th Percentile Wage
$62,680
50th Percentile Wage
$81,730
75th Percentile Wage
$110,670
90th Percentile Wage
$143,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cost estimators in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $143,510. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $81,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $49,110.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23.61
25th Percentile Wage
$30.13
50th Percentile Wage
$39.29
75th Percentile Wage
$53.21
90th Percentile Wage
$69.00

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for cost estimators in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $69.00. The median hourly salary is $39.29. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23.61.

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
201681,7307.67%10.72%
201575,4600.28%-
201475,2502.99%-
201373,0000.04%-
201272,970--

Table 3. Compare Cost Estimator Salary in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont with Other California Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $81,730 in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont is in the middle of salary range for cost estimators in state of California. In comparison, the annual salary of cost estimators in San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont is 2.6 percent (2.6%) lower than that in the highest paying San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara and 39.2 percent (39.2%) 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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