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Cost Estimator Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of cost estimators in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare cost estimator salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Cost Estimators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,760
25th Percentile Wage
$46,790
50th Percentile Wage
$62,830
75th Percentile Wage
$78,910
90th Percentile Wage
$101,860

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cost estimators in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $101,860. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $62,830. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid cost estimators is $34,760.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201662,8301.69%2.56%
201561,7702.82%-
201460,030-8.35%-
201365,0405.87%-
201261,220--

Compare Cost Estimator Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of cost estimators in nine industries in the health care and social assistance 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 outpatient care centers industry with an annual salary $73,930. The lowest paying industry is the individual and family services industry (annual salary $39,280). For detailed cost estimator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Outpatient Care Centers
$73,930
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$71,320
Hospitals - Privately owned
$71,320
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$70,190
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$70,190
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$70,090
Offices of Physicians
$69,310
Social Assistance
$43,260
Individual and Family Services
$39,280

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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