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
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 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 $95,020. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $64,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid cost estimators is $42,910.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
-4.31% 3.70%
-0.04% -
2.83% -
0.56% -
4.49% -
- -

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 elementary and secondary schools - local government owned industry with an annual salary $72,680. 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
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
Elementary and Secondary Schools
Educational Services - Local government owned
Educational Services - Privately owned
Educational Services
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
Educational Services - State government owned
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned

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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