Cost Estimators in California
Is California a good place for you to work as a Cost Estimator?
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.
The typical state has 2,160 Cost Estimators working in it, which means California has more Cost Estimators than average.
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%.
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.
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|
|Santa Rosa, CA||530||$75,010|
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA||460||$61,260|
|San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA||230||$68,040|
|Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA||220||$65,840|
|Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA||160||$74,320|
|Yuba City, CA||60||$74,910|
|El Centro, CA||40||$63,350|
Top States for Cost Estimators Employment
View the list below to see where most Cost Estimators work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Cost Estimators get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$94,440|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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