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Cost Estimator Salary in Sector of Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

The salary statistics of cost estimators in the industry sector of administrative and support and waste management and remediation services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare cost estimator salaries in different industries within the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Cost Estimators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,350
25th Percentile Wage
$45,380
50th Percentile Wage
$59,760
75th Percentile Wage
$77,830
90th Percentile Wage
$98,950

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cost estimators in the industry sector of administrative and support and waste management and remediation services. 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 $98,950. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid cost estimators is $33,350.

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 administrative and support and waste management and remediation services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201659,7601.32%4.50%
201558,9702.71%-
201457,370-0.33%-
201357,5600.85%-
201257,070--

Compare Cost Estimator Salary in Different Industries within the Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Sector

The average salaries of cost estimators in 15 industries in the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services 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 facilities support services industry with an annual salary $67,500. The lowest paying industry is the exterminating and pest control services industry (annual salary $48,370). For detailed cost estimator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Facilities Support Services
$67,500
Other Support Services
$66,870
Employment Services
$64,400
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
$63,510
Office Administrative Services
$63,380
Waste Management and Remediation Services
$62,460
Waste Collection
$61,320
Investigation and Security Services
$59,180
Security Systems Services
$59,180
Waste Treatment and Disposal
$58,770
Business Support Services
$58,630
Administrative and Support Services
$58,630
Landscaping Services
$56,200
Services to Buildings and Dwellings
$55,750
Exterminating and Pest Control Services
$48,370

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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