Entry-Level Cost Engineer Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Cost Engineers is around $66K annually. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. 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. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,457 - $89,715
$46K
$67K
$90K
MEDIAN: $66,885
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$18.11 - $57.93
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$34
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MEDIAN: $33.77
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$0$97K
Salary $46,457 - $89,715
Bonus $795 - $12,027
Profit Sharing $2,150
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).
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$45,141 - $97,538
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 98
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $18.11 - $57.93
Overtime $52.50
Annual Data $0$97K
Bonus $795 - $12,027
Profit Sharing $2,150
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).
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$45,141 - $97,538
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 26

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Cost Engineer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,620

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Entry-Level Cost Engineers, working in the bustling city of Houston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Cost Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+15 percent) and Auburn Hills (+9 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in New York, 6 percent below the national average.

Key Stats for Cost Engineer

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
18%
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Skills That Affect Cost Engineer Salaries

Project Management
▲15%

Financial Analysis
▲4%

Data Analysis
▲2%

National Average
$70,000

Construction Estimating
▼3%

Microsoft Excel
▼7%

Cost Accounting
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 12%
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