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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 statistics 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [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
$55,320
25th Percentile Wage
$68,700
50th Percentile Wage
$86,730
75th Percentile Wage
$117,350
90th Percentile Wage
$154,670

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 $154,670. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $86,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $55,320.

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
$86,730
4.16% 10.79%
2016
$83,120
4.67% -
2015
$79,240
-3.05% -
2014
$81,660
3.86% -
2013
$78,510
1.45% -
2012
$77,370
- -

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 $86,730, 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 $87,830). Compared with San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, the median annual salary of cost estimators in San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City is 1.3 percent (1.3%) lower.

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



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