Experienced Cost Engineer Salary

Earnings for Experienced Cost Engineers come in at around $96K 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. A large number report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and more than half collect vision insurance. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Experienced Cost Engineers making up 55 percent of survey respondents. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$60,820 - $123,665
$61K
$96K
$120K
MEDIAN: $96,311
10%
50%
90%

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$45.00 - $59.50
$50
MEDIAN: $50.05
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,820 - $123,665  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,392  
Total Pay (?
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$60,608 - $137,107  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$50.05  
   
Overtime
$61.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,392  
   
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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$60,608 - $137,107  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $98,714

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Houston is the lowest-paying area, 11 percent south of the national average.

Key Stats for Cost Engineer

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
10-19 years
88%
20 years or more
12%
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Skills That Affect Cost Engineer Salaries

Cost Accounting
▲2%

Financial Analysis
▲2%

Microsoft Excel
▲1%

Construction Estimating
▲1%

National Average
$99,000

Data Analysis
▼1%

Project Management
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 7%
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