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 cities 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$138,730
75th Percentile Wage
$114,390
50th Percentile Wage
$92,180
25th Percentile Wage
$73,360
10th Percentile Wage
$59,600

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 $138,730. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $92,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $59,600.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$66.70
75th Percentile Wage
$54.99
50th Percentile Wage
$44.32
25th Percentile Wage
$35.27
10th Percentile Wage
$28.66

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for atmospheric and space scientists in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $66.70. The median hourly salary is $44.32. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28.66.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $92,180 -0.32%
2013 $92,480 -9.89%
2012 $102,630 0.27%
2011 $102,350 3.57%
2010 $98,820 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for atmospheric and space scientists in state of Colorado from 2010 to 2014. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -9.89%.We also note that the average annual wage had a very small growth of 0.27% in the year 2012 and a relatively large increase of 3.57% in 2011.

Table 4. Average Atmospheric and Space Scientist Wage in Colorado vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$92,180
Chemists
$72,270
Materials Scientists
$95,060
Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$74,020
Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$100,520
Hydrologists
$91,990
Other Physical Scientists
$97,560

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Atmospheric and Space Scientists in Colorado Cities

Table 5 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 $78,900 to $93,120. The highest paying area for atmospheric and space scientists in Colorado is Boulder with a median annual salary of $93,120. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Fort Collins-Loveland (mean annual salary $83,800). The lowest paying area is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield with a median annual salary of $78,900.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boulder
$93,120
Fort Collins-Loveland
$83,800
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$78,900

Atmospheric and Space Scientist Salary by State

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