Cost Estimator Salary in Sector of Information

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

Average Annual Salary of Cost Estimators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,540
25th Percentile Wage
$57,550
50th Percentile Wage
$81,820
75th Percentile Wage
$108,320
90th Percentile Wage
$126,070

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cost estimators in the industry sector of information. 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 $126,070. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $81,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid cost estimators is $44,540.

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 information from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$81,820
-1.08% 7.10%
2016
$82,700
4.99% -
2015
$78,570
-7.69% -
2014
$84,610
3.17% -
2013
$81,930
7.23% -
2012
$76,010
- -

Compare Cost Estimator Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of cost estimators in nine industries in the information 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 wireless telecommunications carriers (except satellite) industry with an annual salary $97,390. The lowest paying industry is the software publishers industry (annual salary $61,680). For detailed cost estimator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$97,390
Telecommunications
$87,310
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$86,810
Other Information Services
$77,310
Other Information Services
$77,310
Other Telecommunications
$72,220
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$68,970
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$68,420
Software Publishers
$61,680

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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