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Chemical Engineer Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for chemical engineers in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of chemical engineers 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Chemical Engineers in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,230
25th Percentile Wage
$68,180
50th Percentile Wage
$88,890
75th Percentile Wage
$117,860
90th Percentile Wage
$150,420

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemical engineers in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $150,420. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $88,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $49,230.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23.67
25th Percentile Wage
$32.78
50th Percentile Wage
$42.74
75th Percentile Wage
$56.66
90th Percentile Wage
$72.31

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for chemical engineers in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $72.31. The median hourly salary is $42.74. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23.67.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of chemical engineers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201688,8905.29%-1.59%
201584,190-6.01%-
201489,2501.56%-
201387,860-2.78%-
201290,300--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Chemical Engineers in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of chemical engineers in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chemical engineers in state of Colorado ranges from $77,310 to $94,500. The highest paying area for chemical engineers in Colorado is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield with a median annual salary of $94,500. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Colorado Springs (mean annual salary $81,540). The lowest paying area is Boulder with a median annual salary of $77,310.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$94,500
Colorado Springs
$81,540
Boulder
$77,310


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