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Cost Estimator Salary Information in South Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,520
25th Percentile Wage
$43,590
50th Percentile Wage
$57,390
75th Percentile Wage
$74,430
90th Percentile Wage
$94,810

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for cost estimators in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $94,810. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $57,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,520.

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
$57,390
4.43% 7.23%
2016
$54,850
3.43% -
2015
$52,970
2.32% -
2014
$51,740
-3.71% -
2013
$53,660
0.78% -
2012
$53,240
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Cost Estimators in South Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of cost estimators in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of cost estimators in state of South Carolina ranges from $48,030 to $66,740. The highest paying area for cost estimators in South Carolina is Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $66,740. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $60,910). The lowest paying area is Columbia with a median annual salary of $48,030.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$66,740
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$60,910
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$60,640
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$59,750
Spartanburg
$59,070
Augusta-Richmond County
$58,300
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$57,910
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$57,250
Anderson
$56,730
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$56,620
Sumter
$55,660
Florence
$51,320
Columbia
$48,030




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