Cost Engineer

Cost Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$79,000
$55,000
Min 10%
$79,000
Median 50%
$112,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
Sugar Land, TX
Highest Paying State
Texas
Average Experience Level
3.3 years
How much does a cost engineer make?
As a Cost Engineer in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $79,316 per year or $38.13 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $55,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $113,000. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Cost Engineers are Professional companies and Technology companies. Some of the states with the best Cost Engineer salaries are Texas, Massachusetts, California, Maryland, and Vermont. The typical employment in the position spans 3.3 years.
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$79,392

Average Cost Engineer Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Cost Engineer in the United States is $79,316 per year or $38.13 per hour. Working in Sugar Land, TX as a Cost Engineer will pay you the highest wages at around $103,618 per year. Even an entry-level Cost Engineer makes $58,000 per year in Sugar Land, TX. Some of the states with the best Cost Engineer salaries are Texas, Massachusetts, California, Maryland, Vermont, Alaska, and Maine. Arkansas, Rhode Island, Delaware, Iowa, and Kentucky are the lowest earners.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
1
Sugar Land, TX
Sugar Land, TX
$103,618
$103,618
2
2
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
$102,087
$102,087
3
3
Anchorage, AK
Anchorage, AK
$88,954
$88,954
4
4
Arlington, VA
Arlington, VA
$86,265
$86,265
5
5
East Hartford, CT
East Hartford, CT
$79,893
$79,893

Map of Cost Engineer Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Cost Engineers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Cost Engineer Salary By Company

If you are a Cost Engineer, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Professional companies and Technology companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Zachry Construction & Materials and CITGO Petroleum are the highest paying companies. If you can find a job at a company like Hasbro or Joule, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Cost Engineers.

Average Cost Engineer Pay By Industry

Cost Engineer salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our analysis shows that Technology companies, Construction companies, and Energy companies pay higher-than-average wages for Cost Engineers. Technology companies pay Cost Engineers an average salary of $112,096, Construction companies pay $82,945, and Energy companys come in at $80,780. At $68,579, the average salary for Cost Engineers in the Manufacturing industry is lower than other industries.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
1
Technology
Technology
$112,096
$112,096
2
2
Construction
Construction
$82,945
$82,945
3
3
Energy
Energy
$80,780
$80,780
4
4
Retail
Retail
$77,083
$77,083
5
5
Automotive
Automotive
$73,820
$73,820

Cost Engineer Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Cost Engineer Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Cost Engineer
01/15/2020
$55,000
Cost Engineer
01/06/2020
$70,000
Selectek
Cost Engineer
12/27/2019
$93,915
The Rinaldi Group
Cost Engineer
11/30/2019
$150,000
Expats Direct Limited
Cost Engineer
11/21/2019
$114,785
Cost Engineer
10/31/2019
$33,600
Cost Engineer
09/30/2019
$33,600
Butler Aerospace & Defense
Cost Engineer
09/21/2019
$62,610
Cost Engineer
09/10/2019
$83,480
Cost Engineer
08/27/2019
$33,600
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