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Cost Estimator Salary in Sector of Transportation and Warehousing

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

Average Annual Salary of Cost Estimators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,580
25th Percentile Wage
$44,030
50th Percentile Wage
$58,000
75th Percentile Wage
$75,370
90th Percentile Wage
$94,360

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cost estimators in the industry sector of transportation and warehousing. 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 $94,360. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $58,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid cost estimators is $35,580.

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 transportation and warehousing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201658,0001.43%8.40%
201557,170-2.96%-
201458,8602.04%-
201357,6607.86%-
201253,130--

Compare Cost Estimator Salary in Different Industries within the Transportation and Warehousing Sector

The average salaries of cost estimators in 18 industries in the transportation and warehousing 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 pipeline transportation of crude oil industry with an annual salary $83,680. The lowest paying industry is the support activities for road transportation industry (annual salary $45,390). For detailed cost estimator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$83,680
Pipeline Transportation
$83,280
Rail Transportation
$75,610
Rail Transportation
$75,610
Support Activities for Air Transportation
$69,700
Scheduled Air Transportation
$69,500
Air Transportation
$67,720
Warehousing and Storage
$67,020
Warehousing and Storage
$67,020
Water Transportation
$65,860
Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation
$65,860
Support Activities for Water Transportation
$65,560
Support Activities for Transportation
$63,280
Freight Transportation Arrangement
$63,120
General Freight Trucking
$58,530
Truck Transportation
$53,460
Specialized Freight Trucking
$50,840
Support Activities for Road Transportation
$45,390

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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