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Cost estimator salary in United States

How much does a Cost Estimator make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $84,347
Low $52,380
High $135,823
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a cost estimator is $84,347 per year in the United States. 866 salaries reported, updated at September 21, 2023

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Top companies for Cost Estimators in United States

  1. Northrop Grumman
    6,911 reviews13 salaries reported
    $105,829per year
  2. $45,614per year
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Highest paying cities for Cost Estimators near United States

  1. Los Angeles, CA
    $132,859 per year
    23 salaries reported
  2. Sylmar, CA
    $131,528 per year
    53 salaries reported
  3. New York, NY
    $118,917 per year
    27 salaries reported
  1. Washington, DC
    $100,318 per year
    9 salaries reported
  2. San Diego, CA
    $89,043 per year
    12 salaries reported
  3. Hamptonville, NC
    $86,642 per year
    101 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $83,008 per year
    20 salaries reported
  2. Germantown, WI
    $81,102 per year
    47 salaries reported
  3. San Juan, PR
    $62,629 per year
    8 salaries reported
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Most common benefits for Cost Estimators

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 28 ratings

32% of Cost Estimators in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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