The median annual wage for cost estimators was $60,390 in May 2015.
The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $34,720, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $100,570.
In May 2015, the median annual wages for cost estimators in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:
Building equipment contractors
Construction of buildings
Building finishing contractors
Cost estimators usually work full time, and some may work overtime in order to meet deadlines.
Median annual wages, May 2015
Business operations specialists
Total, all occupations
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics