Cost Estimator Salary in Sector of Utilities

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

Average Annual Salary of Cost Estimators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$61,880
25th Percentile Wage
$73,260
50th Percentile Wage
$90,410
75th Percentile Wage
$112,340
90th Percentile Wage
$126,700

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cost estimators in the industry sector of utilities. 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 $126,700. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $90,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid cost estimators is $61,880.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of cost estimators in the industry sector of utilities from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$90,410
2.89% 13.89%
2016
$87,800
-3.09% -
2015
$90,510
-0.21% -
2014
$90,700
5.13% -
2013
$86,050
9.53% -
2012
$77,850
- -

Compare Cost Estimator Salary in Different Industries within the Utilities Sector

The average salaries of cost estimators in five industries in the utilities 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 natural gas distribution industry with an annual salary $105,110. The lowest paying industry is the electric power generation, transmission and distribution industry (annual salary $81,710). For detailed cost estimator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Natural Gas Distribution
$105,110
Utilities
$90,410
Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation
$82,830
Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$82,500
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$81,710

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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