Experienced Cost Engineers take home approximately $97K per year on average. Though the majority of Experienced Cost Engineers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Experienced Cost Engineers making up 54 percent of survey respondents. A large number claim medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$66,977 - $139,117
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MEDIAN: $97,292
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$17.23 - $78.91
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MEDIAN: $50.05
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$66,977 - $139,117  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,101  
Total Pay (?
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$70,000 - $146,609  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$17.23 - $78.91  
   
Overtime
$61.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,101  
   
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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$70,000 - $146,609  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $99,085

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Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Houston, 13 percent below the national average.

Key Stats for Cost Engineer

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
085
10-19 years
86%
20 years or more
14%
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Skills That Affect Cost Engineer Salaries

Cost Accounting
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Financial Analysis
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Microsoft Excel
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Data Analysis
0%

National Average
$99,000

Project Management
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Construction Estimating
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Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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