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Cost Estimator Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for cost estimators in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of cost estimators among Massachusetts metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Cost Estimators in Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,270
25th Percentile Wage
$53,750
50th Percentile Wage
$68,420
75th Percentile Wage
$92,900
90th Percentile Wage
$117,720

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cost estimators in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $117,720. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $68,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,270.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.84
25th Percentile Wage
$25.84
50th Percentile Wage
$32.89
75th Percentile Wage
$44.66
90th Percentile Wage
$56.59

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for cost estimators in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $56.59. The median hourly salary is $32.89. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.84.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of cost estimators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201668,4204.84%-1.81%
201565,110-1.29%-
201465,950-8.43%-
201371,5102.59%-
201269,660--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Cost Estimators in Massachusetts Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of cost estimators in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of cost estimators in state of Massachusetts ranges from $49,880 to $86,590. The highest paying area for cost estimators in Massachusetts is Peabody with a median annual salary of $86,590. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Taunton-Norton-Raynham (mean annual salary $77,510). The lowest paying area is Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $49,880.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Peabody
$86,590
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$77,510
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$74,370
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$71,350
Framingham
$71,100
New Bedford
$70,350
Barnstable Town
$65,700
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$64,300
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$63,110
Pittsfield
$60,160
Springfield
$59,940
Worcester
$58,230
Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$57,840
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$49,880



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