Cost Estimator Salary in Sector of Mining

The salary statistics of cost estimators in the industry sector of mining are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare cost estimator salaries in different industries within the mining sector.

Average Annual Salary of Cost Estimators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,710
25th Percentile Wage
$53,440
50th Percentile Wage
$74,050
75th Percentile Wage
$105,870
90th Percentile Wage
$131,440

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cost estimators in the industry sector of mining. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) cost estimators is $131,440. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $74,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid cost estimators is $34,710.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of cost estimators in the industry sector of mining from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201674,050-0.57%5.00%
201574,4703.71%-
201471,7104.91%-
201368,190-3.17%-
201270,350--

Compare Cost Estimator Salary in Different Industries within the Mining Sector

The average salaries of cost estimators in six industries in the mining sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for cost estimator occupations is the oil and gas extraction industry with an annual salary $92,830. The lowest paying industry is the nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying industry (annual salary $62,590). For detailed cost estimator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Oil and Gas Extraction
$92,830
Oil and Gas Extraction
$92,830
Support Activities for Mining
$75,100
Support Activities for Mining
$75,100
Mining (except Oil and Gas)
$62,590
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
$62,590

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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