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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,700
25th Percentile Wage
$55,480
50th Percentile Wage
$69,450
75th Percentile Wage
$95,990
90th Percentile Wage
$120,290

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 $120,290. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $69,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,700.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of cost estimators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$69,450
1.48% -0.30%
2016
$68,420
4.84% -
2015
$65,110
-1.29% -
2014
$65,950
-8.43% -
2013
$71,510
2.59% -
2012
$69,660
- -

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 $100,390. The highest paying area for cost estimators in Massachusetts is Peabody with a median annual salary of $100,390. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Taunton-Norton-Raynham (mean annual salary $82,910). The lowest paying area is Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $49,880.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Peabody
$100,390
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$82,910
Framingham
$74,060
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$73,570
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$71,790
Barnstable Town
$68,420
Worcester
$64,120
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$63,970
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$62,680
Springfield
$60,700
Pittsfield
$59,820
New Bedford
$58,610
Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$57,840
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$49,880




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