Entry-Level Cost Engineer Salary

Entry-Level Cost Engineers can expect to earn an average of $64K per year. A large number claim medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision coverage. Male Entry-Level Cost Engineers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers.

$45,466 - $87,065
$45K
$64K
$87K
MEDIAN: $64,394
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50%
90%

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$18.89 - $63.02
$19
$35
$63
MEDIAN: $34.60
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$45,466 - $87,065  
   
Bonus
$783 - $12,080  
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
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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$45,919 - $96,450  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 100
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$18.89 - $63.02  
   
Overtime
$56.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$783 - $12,080  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
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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$45,919 - $96,450  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,199

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With a pay rate for Entry-Level Cost Engineers that is 20 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Cost Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+18 percent) and Auburn Hills (+12 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 4 percent south of the national average, can be found in New York.

Key Stats for Cost Engineer

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
18%
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Skills That Affect Cost Engineer Salaries

Project Management
▲21%

Financial Analysis
▲10%

Data Analysis
▲7%

Construction Estimating
▲2%

National Average
$66,000

Microsoft Excel
▼2%

Cost Accounting
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 12%