Average Entry-Level Cost Engineers make around $64K annually. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. 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. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Cost Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$46,244 - $86,115
(Median)
$46K
$64K
$86K
MEDIAN: $63,617
10%
50%
90%

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$18.75 - $63.34
(Median)
$19
$34
$63
MEDIAN: $34.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$46,244 - $86,115  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,027  
Profit Sharing
$3,150  
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).
)
$46,796 - $94,748  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$18.75 - $63.34  
   
Hourly Tips
$11.76  
Overtime
$59.28  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,027  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,150  
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).
)
$46,796 - $94,748  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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Skills That Affect Cost Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 11%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 8%

Data Analysis
up arrow 4%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 1%

National Average
$65,000

Cost Accounting
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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