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Cost Estimators in California

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Cost Estimators in California

Is California a good place for you to work as a Cost Estimator?

16.2% Jobs Projection
$70,660 Median Salary
3,280 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Cost Estimators in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Cost Estimators in California is growing faster than average.

  • Cost Estimators in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Cost Estimators Work in California?

In 2018, there were 28,660 Cost Estimators working in the state.

There were 27,550 Cost Estimators employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 1,110 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Cost Estimators in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 2,160 Cost Estimators working in it, which means California has more Cost Estimators than average.

Cost Estimators in CA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for California

Jobs for Cost Estimators in this state are growing at a rate of 16.2% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.5%.

Job Projections for Cost Estimators: Nation vs. CA

California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 3,280 annual job openings, and a total of 31,600 jobs for California Cost Estimators in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 24,400 annual jobs and 240,800 total jobs in 2026.

What do Cost Estimators Make in California?

In 2018 wages for Cost Estimators ranged from $40,300 to $124,700 with $70,660 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $19.38 to $59.95. The median hourly rate was $33.97.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $32.96 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.01.

The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Cost Estimators Earnings: CA vs. National Average

Top California Metros for Cost Estimators

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Cost Estimators.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 8,870 $66,660
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 4,720 $87,220
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 3,180 $65,910
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,840 $61,350
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,840 $76,690
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 1,520 $71,840
Fresno, CA 790 $72,850
Stockton-Lodi, CA 590 $71,220
Santa Rosa, CA 530 $75,010
Bakersfield, CA 510 $69,600
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 460 $61,260
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 360 $79,780
Modesto, CA 320 $62,360
Salinas, CA 240 $62,280
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 230 $68,040
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 220 $65,840
Visalia-Porterville, CA 210 $62,730
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 160 $74,320
Chico, CA 140 $69,640
Napa, CA 140 $79,540
Redding, CA 90 $67,830
Merced, CA 90 $55,930
Madera, CA 60 $73,670
Yuba City, CA 60 $74,910
El Centro, CA 40 $63,350
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 30 $58,530

Top States for Cost Estimators Employment

View the list below to see where most Cost Estimators work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 28,660 $70,660
Texas 17,240 $69,330
Florida 13,220 $57,230
Ohio 10,200 $60,640
New York 10,150 $67,400
Virginia 9,220 $67,680
Pennsylvania 8,610 $64,390
Michigan 6,590 $59,250
North Carolina 6,580 $59,750
Massachusetts 6,030 $72,520
Illinois 5,600 $63,490
Colorado 5,520 $66,270
Washington 5,470 $72,420
New Jersey 5,270 $69,960
Georgia 4,880 $62,460
Arizona 4,630 $62,850
Missouri 4,630 $63,570
Minnesota 4,460 $62,710
Maryland 4,390 $66,020
Indiana 4,360 $61,990

Below are the states where Cost Estimators get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $94,440
Hawaii $79,890
Alaska $78,580
Wyoming $73,750
Massachusetts $72,520
Washington $72,420
California $70,660
New Jersey $69,960
Texas $69,330
Connecticut $69,070

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