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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 data of cost estimators in Santa Cruz-Watsonville 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 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,360
25th Percentile Wage
$64,840
50th Percentile Wage
$75,950
75th Percentile Wage
$90,520
90th Percentile Wage
$109,220

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 $109,220. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $75,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $51,360.

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
$75,950
7.90% 12.67%
2016
$69,950
28.92% -
2015
$49,720
-4.83% -
2014
$52,120
1.21% -
2013
$51,490
-28.82% -
2012
$66,330
- -

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 $75,950 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 13.5 percent (13.5%) lower than that in the highest paying San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara and 32.2 percent (32.2%) higher than that in the lowest paying Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$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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