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Chemists Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for chemists in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of chemists among Colorado metropolitan 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 Chemists in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,640
25th Percentile Wage
$52,480
50th Percentile Wage
$74,830
75th Percentile Wage
$107,870
90th Percentile Wage
$128,610

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chemists in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $128,610. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $74,830. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,640.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18.57
25th Percentile Wage
$25.23
50th Percentile Wage
$35.97
75th Percentile Wage
$51.86
90th Percentile Wage
$61.83

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for chemists in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $61.83. The median hourly salary is $35.97. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18.57.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201674,830-0.31%9.77%
201575,0603.72%-
201472,2702.03%-
201370,8004.63%-
201267,520--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Chemists in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of chemists in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chemists in state of Colorado ranges from $48,600 to $92,440. The highest paying area for chemists in Colorado is Boulder with a median annual salary of $92,440. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield (mean annual salary $78,190). The lowest paying area is Grand Junction with a median annual salary of $48,600.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boulder
$92,440
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$78,190
Colorado Springs
$63,960
Fort Collins-Loveland
$63,240
Greeley
$60,930
Grand Junction
$48,600


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