Biochemists and Biophysicists Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for biochemists and biophysicists in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of biochemists and biophysicists amongst 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Biochemists and Biophysicists in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,660
25th Percentile Wage
$52,440
50th Percentile Wage
$71,870
75th Percentile Wage
$100,990
90th Percentile Wage
$134,250

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for biochemists and biophysicists in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $134,250. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,660.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of biochemists and biophysicists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$71,870
-0.49% -12.26%
2016
$72,220
12.89% -
2015
$62,910
2.21% -
2014
$61,520
2.21% -
2013
$60,160
-34.11% -
2012
$80,680
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Biochemists and Biophysicists in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of biochemists and biophysicists in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of biochemists and biophysicists in state of Colorado ranges from $54,320 to $81,740. The highest paying area for biochemists and biophysicists in Colorado is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield with a median annual salary of $81,740. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Boulder (mean annual salary $73,620). The lowest paying area is Fort Collins-Loveland with a median annual salary of $54,320.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$81,740
Boulder
$73,620
Fort Collins-Loveland
$54,320




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