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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 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 Chemical Engineers in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,430
25th Percentile Wage
$65,830
50th Percentile Wage
$92,380
75th Percentile Wage
$124,230
90th Percentile Wage
$154,470

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 $154,470. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $92,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,430.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$92,380
3.78% 2.25%
2016
$88,890
5.29% -
2015
$84,190
-6.01% -
2014
$89,250
1.56% -
2013
$87,860
-2.78% -
2012
$90,300
- -

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 $81,540 to $94,640. The highest paying area for chemical engineers in Colorado is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield with a median annual salary of $94,640. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Fort Collins-Loveland (mean annual salary $82,840). The lowest paying area is Colorado Springs with a median annual salary of $81,540.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$94,640
Fort Collins-Loveland
$82,840
Boulder
$81,800
Colorado Springs
$81,540




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