The salary statistics of cost estimators in the industry sector of other services (except federal, state, and local government) are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare cost estimator salaries in different industries within the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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 other services (except federal, state, and local government). 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 $81,670. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid cost estimators is $32,180.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of cost estimators in the industry sector of other services (except federal, state, and local government) from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of cost estimators in seven industries in the other services (except federal, state, and local government) 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 commercial and industrial machinery equipment (except auto and electronic) repair and maintenance industry with an annual salary $62,410. The lowest paying industry is the personal and household goods repair and maintenance industry (annual salary $46,430). For detailed cost estimator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Commercial and Industrial Machinery Equipment (except Auto and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance|| |
|Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance|| |
|Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair|| |
|Repair and Maintenance|| |
|Automotive Repair and Maintenance|| |
|Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance|| |
|Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .