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Cost Estimator Salary Information in New York

The average annual and hourly salaries for cost estimators in the state of New York are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of cost estimators among New York 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 New York

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,680
25th Percentile Wage
$47,910
50th Percentile Wage
$65,180
75th Percentile Wage
$91,990
90th Percentile Wage
$123,240

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cost estimators in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $123,240. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $65,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,680.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.68
25th Percentile Wage
$23.03
50th Percentile Wage
$31.34
75th Percentile Wage
$44.23
90th Percentile Wage
$59.25

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for cost estimators in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $59.25. The median hourly salary is $31.34. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.68.

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
201665,180-4.65%-2.45%
201568,2101.47%-
201467,210-0.27%-
201367,3900.91%-
201266,780--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Cost Estimators in New York Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of cost estimators in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of cost estimators in state of New York ranges from $47,720 to $77,930. The highest paying area for cost estimators in New York is New York-White Plains-Wayne with a median annual salary of $77,930. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island (mean annual salary $68,970). The lowest paying area is Binghamton with a median annual salary of $47,720.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$77,930
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$68,970
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$65,950
Syracuse
$63,610
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$62,800
Nassau-Suffolk
$62,040
Elmira
$61,460
Glens Falls
$60,320
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$59,070
Kingston
$58,190
Rochester
$57,960
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$54,470
Utica-Rome
$51,710
Ithaca
$49,830
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$49,160
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$48,820
Binghamton
$47,720



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