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Cost Estimator Salary Information in Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California

The annual and hourly salary statistics of cost estimators in Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of cost estimators in Santa Cruz-Watsonville 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 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,390
25th Percentile Wage
$58,370
50th Percentile Wage
$69,950
75th Percentile Wage
$79,670
90th Percentile Wage
$111,680

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cost estimators in Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $111,680. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $69,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $44,390.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21.34
25th Percentile Wage
$28.06
50th Percentile Wage
$33.63
75th Percentile Wage
$38.31
90th Percentile Wage
$53.69

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for cost estimators in Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $53.69. The median hourly salary is $33.63. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.34.

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
201669,95028.92%5.18%
201549,720-4.83%-
201452,1201.21%-
201351,490-28.82%-
201266,330--

Table 3. Compare Cost Estimator Salary in Santa Cruz-Watsonville with Other California Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $69,950 in Santa Cruz-Watsonville is in the middle of salary range for cost estimators in state of California. In comparison, the annual salary of cost estimators in Santa Cruz-Watsonville is 16.7 percent (16.7%) lower than that in the highest paying San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara and 28.9 percent (28.9%) 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

See also: Top paying jobs in Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California.