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
$58,710
25th Percentile Wage
$70,910
50th Percentile Wage
$87,800
75th Percentile Wage
$109,020
90th Percentile Wage
$123,520

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 $123,520. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $87,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid cost estimators is $58,710.

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 utilities from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201687,800-3.09%11.33%
201590,510-0.21%-
201490,7005.13%-
201386,0509.53%-
201277,850--

Compare Cost Estimator Salary in Different Industries within the Utilities Sector

The average salaries of cost estimators in four 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 $78,530). 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
$87,800
Water, Sewage and Other Systems
$82,500
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$78,530

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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