A Cost Analyst earns an average salary of $54,772 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Cost Analyst Total Pay (?
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$40,322 - $82,209
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68K
82K
MEDIAN: $54,771
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Cost Analyst Total Pay (?
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$14.91 - $38.41
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21
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38
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,322 - $82,209  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,362  
Profit Sharing
$296.96 - $8,384  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$39,159 - $83,254  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 644
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$14.91 - $38.41  
   
Overtime
$21.89 - $57.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,362  
   
Profit Sharing
$296.96 - $8,384  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$39,159 - $83,254  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 644
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Job Description for Cost Analyst
  • Analyze actual compared to standard costs for ongoing expenses, and identify opportunities and risks.
  • Assist in developing annual operations plan and estimating new product costs, including economic analysis.
  • Perform cost-benefit analyses, and recommend process improvements and unit changes to reduce costs.
  • Maintain pricing and inventory system data quality.
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Pay by Experience Level for Cost Analyst
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Los Angeles
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Washington
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Boston
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Arlington
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San Diego
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National Average
$55,000
New York
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Seattle
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Huntsville
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Detroit
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Orlando
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Salt Lake City
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Dayton
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Experience Affects Cost Analyst Salaries

National Average
$55,000

Skills That Affect Cost Analyst Salaries

Cost Accounting
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$55,000
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Gender
Female
44%
female alumni
 
Male
56%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 9%
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