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
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

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
-1.08% 7.10%
4.99% -
-7.69% -
3.17% -
7.23% -
- -

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)
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
Other Information Services
Other Information Services
Other Telecommunications
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
Software Publishers

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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