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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
$35,410
25th Percentile Wage
$46,980
50th Percentile Wage
$61,340
75th Percentile Wage
$80,590
90th Percentile Wage
$102,170

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 $102,170. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid cost estimators is $35,410.

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 administrative and support and waste management and remediation services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$61,340
2.58% 6.96%
2016
$59,760
1.32% -
2015
$58,970
2.71% -
2014
$57,370
-0.33% -
2013
$57,560
0.85% -
2012
$57,070
- -

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 17 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 temporary help services industry with an annual salary $75,370. The lowest paying industry is the business support services industry (annual salary $52,980). For detailed cost estimator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Temporary Help Services
$75,370
Employment Services
$71,610
Facilities Support Services
$71,270
Telephone Call Centers
$69,140
Office Administrative Services
$68,380
Other Support Services
$66,560
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services
$63,570
Waste Management and Remediation Services
$62,440
Administrative and Support Services
$60,950
Waste Treatment and Disposal
$59,760
Security Systems Services
$58,510
Investigation and Security Services
$58,480
Exterminating and Pest Control Services
$57,250
Services to Buildings and Dwellings
$57,090
Landscaping Services
$56,700
Waste Collection
$53,790
Business Support Services
$52,980

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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