Atmospheric and Space Scientist Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for atmospheric and space scientists in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of atmospheric and space scientists among Colorado areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Atmospheric and Space Scientists in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$58,720
25th Percentile Wage
$70,970
50th Percentile Wage
$89,710
75th Percentile Wage
$113,430
90th Percentile Wage
$140,140

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for atmospheric and space scientists in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $140,140. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $89,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $58,720.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of atmospheric and space scientists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$89,710
-7.48% -14.40%
2016
$96,420
2.86% -
2015
$93,660
1.58% -
2014
$92,180
-0.33% -
2013
$92,480
-10.98% -
2012
$102,630
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Atmospheric and Space Scientists in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of atmospheric and space scientists in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of atmospheric and space scientists in state of Colorado ranges from $70,780 to $98,960. The highest paying area for atmospheric and space scientists in Colorado is Boulder with a median annual salary of $98,960. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $97,250). The lowest paying area is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield with a median annual salary of $70,780.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boulder
$98,960
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$97,250
Fort Collins-Loveland
$94,870
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$70,780




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