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Cost Estimator Salary in Sector of Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)

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.

Average Annual Salary of Cost Estimators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,180
25th Percentile Wage
$40,440
50th Percentile Wage
$53,450
75th Percentile Wage
$66,160
90th Percentile Wage
$81,670

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.

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 other services (except federal, state, and local government) from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201653,4500.30%2.77%
201553,2900.02%-
201453,2801.78%-
201352,3300.69%-
201251,970--

Compare Cost Estimator Salary in Different Industries within the Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government) Sector

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
$62,410
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance
$59,130
Automotive Body, Paint, Interior, and Glass Repair
$53,500
Repair and Maintenance
$53,420
Automotive Repair and Maintenance
$53,010
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance
$49,530
Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance
$46,430

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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