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Cost Estimator Salary Information in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California

The annual and hourly salary statistics of cost estimators in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of cost estimators in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City 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-San Mateo-Redwood City, California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,420
25th Percentile Wage
$65,990
50th Percentile Wage
$83,120
75th Percentile Wage
$110,340
90th Percentile Wage
$141,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cost estimators in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $141,920. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $83,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $53,420.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25.68
25th Percentile Wage
$31.73
50th Percentile Wage
$39.96
75th Percentile Wage
$53.05
90th Percentile Wage
$68.23

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for cost estimators in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $68.23. The median hourly salary is $39.96. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.68.

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
201683,1204.67%6.92%
201579,240-3.05%-
201481,6603.86%-
201378,5101.45%-
201277,370--

Table 3. Compare Cost Estimator Salary in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with Other California Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $83,120, San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City is the second highest paying city for cost estimators in state of California, following the highest paying city San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (median annual salary of $83,930). Compared with San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, the median annual salary of cost estimators in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City is 1.0 percent (1.0%) lower.

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

See also: Top paying jobs in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California.