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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 amongst 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,160
25th Percentile Wage
$40,570
50th Percentile Wage
$54,850
75th Percentile Wage
$71,000
90th Percentile Wage
$89,110

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 $89,110. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,160.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.94
25th Percentile Wage
$19.51
50th Percentile Wage
$26.37
75th Percentile Wage
$34.14
90th Percentile Wage
$42.84

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for cost estimators in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $42.84. The median hourly salary is $26.37. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.94.

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
201654,8503.43%2.94%
201552,9702.32%-
201451,740-3.71%-
201353,6600.78%-
201253,240--

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 $46,410 to $60,740. The highest paying area for cost estimators in South Carolina is Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville with a median annual salary of $60,740. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $59,360). The lowest paying area is Columbia with a median annual salary of $46,410.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$60,740
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$59,360
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$57,830
Anderson
$56,730
Spartanburg
$56,670
Sumter
$56,490
Augusta-Richmond County
$55,810
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$54,910
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$52,630
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$51,070
Florence
$47,610
Columbia
$46,410


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