The salary statistics of cost estimators in the industry sector of finance and insurance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare cost estimator salaries in different industries within the finance and insurance sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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 finance and insurance. 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 $104,520. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $69,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid cost estimators is $41,070.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of cost estimators in the industry sector of finance and insurance from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of cost estimators in nine industries in the finance and insurance 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 securities, commodity contracts, and other financial investments and related activities industry with an annual salary $80,640. The lowest paying industry is the direct insurance (except life, health, and medical) carriers industry (annual salary $57,570). For detailed cost estimator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities|| |
|Credit Intermediation and Related Activities|| |
|Other Insurance Related Activities|| |
|Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities|| |
|Nondepository Credit Intermediation|| |
|Insurance Carriers and Related Activities|| |
|Insurance Carriers|| |
|Insurance Agencies and Brokerages|| |
|Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .