Mid-Career Cost Estimator Salary

Earnings for Mid-Career Cost Estimators come in at around $58K annually on average. Total cash compensation for Mid-Career Cost Estimators runs from $36K to $82K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $5K. Work is enjoyable for Mid-Career Cost Estimators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — somewhere between a fifth and a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Mid-Career Cost Estimators who answered the questionnnaire. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$38,844 - $81,571
(Median)
$39K
$58K
$82K
MEDIAN: $58,202
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50%
90%

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$14.66 - $34.92
(Median)
$15
$20
$35
MEDIAN: $19.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$38,844 - $81,571  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,729  
Profit Sharing
$97.87 - $5,152  
Commission
$12,500  
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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$35,659 - $82,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 260
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.66 - $34.92  
   
Overtime
$18.25 - $42.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,729  
   
Commission
$12,500  
Profit Sharing
$97.87 - $5,152  
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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$35,659 - $82,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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Skills That Affect Cost Estimator Salaries

Financial Analysis
up arrow 9%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 4%

National Average
$55,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Blueprints
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 10%

AutoCAD
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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