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Cost Estimator Salary in Sector of Real Estate and Rental and Leasing

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

Average Annual Salary of Cost Estimators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,530
25th Percentile Wage
$48,730
50th Percentile Wage
$67,010
75th Percentile Wage
$89,070
90th Percentile Wage
$107,600

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cost estimators in the industry sector of real estate and rental and leasing. 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 $107,600. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $67,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid cost estimators is $37,530.

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 real estate and rental and leasing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201667,010-0.81%13.21%
201567,5509.81%-
201460,9207.17%-
201356,550-2.85%-
201258,160--

Compare Cost Estimator Salary in Different Industries within the Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Sector

The average salaries of cost estimators in five industries in the real estate and rental and leasing 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 activities related to real estate industry with an annual salary $70,240. The lowest paying industry is the lessors of real estate industry (annual salary $51,370). For detailed cost estimator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Activities Related to Real Estate
$70,240
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing
$68,050
Real Estate
$67,280
Rental and Leasing Services
$66,570
Lessors of Real Estate
$51,370

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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