Pay for Mid-Career Cost Estimators sits in the ballpark of $59K per year. Mid-Career Cost Estimators who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 68 percent. Most Mid-Career Cost Estimators report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — close to a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by the larger part. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$39,797 - $84,623
(Median)
$40K
$59K
$85K
MEDIAN: $58,517
10%
50%
90%

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$14.79 - $30.87
(Median)
$15
$20
$31
MEDIAN: $19.00
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$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,797 - $84,623  
   
Bonus
$414.59 - $10,183  
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
Commission
$4,000  
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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$36,703 - $83,215  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 160
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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.79 - $30.87  
   
Overtime
$14.79 - $38.38  
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.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$414.59 - $10,183  
   
Commission
$4,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
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).
)
$36,703 - $83,215  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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Skills That Affect Cost Estimator Salaries

Data Analysis
up arrow 28%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 16%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$52,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Cost Accounting
up arrow 3%

Blueprints
up arrow 4%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 7%

AutoCAD
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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