Cost Estimator Salary in Sector of Educational Services

The salary statistics of cost estimators in the industry sector of educational services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare cost estimator salaries in different industries within the educational services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Cost Estimators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,000
25th Percentile Wage
$54,820
50th Percentile Wage
$67,740
75th Percentile Wage
$78,450
90th Percentile Wage
$95,280

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cost estimators in the industry sector of educational 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 $95,280. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $67,740. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid cost estimators is $43,000.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201667,740-0.04%7.68%
201567,7702.83%-
201465,8500.56%-
201365,4804.49%-
201262,540--

Compare Cost Estimator Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of cost estimators in nine industries in the educational 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 educational services - local government owned industry with an annual salary $72,070. The lowest paying industry is the colleges, universities, and professional schools - privately owned industry (annual salary $59,400). For detailed cost estimator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Educational Services - Local government owned
$72,070
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$72,070
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$71,710
Educational Services
$67,740
Educational Services - Privately owned
$67,320
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$65,910
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$65,890
Educational Services - State government owned
$65,570
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$59,400

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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