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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 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 Chemists in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,750
25th Percentile Wage
$55,710
50th Percentile Wage
$77,590
75th Percentile Wage
$106,630
90th Percentile Wage
$132,100

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 $132,100. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $77,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,750.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$77,590
3.56% 12.98%
2016
$74,830
-0.31% -
2015
$75,060
3.72% -
2014
$72,270
2.03% -
2013
$70,800
4.63% -
2012
$67,520
- -

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 $96,210. The highest paying area for chemists in Colorado is Boulder with a median annual salary of $96,210. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Pueblo (mean annual salary $94,370). The lowest paying area is Grand Junction with a median annual salary of $48,600.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boulder
$96,210
Pueblo
$94,370
Greeley
$86,360
Fort Collins-Loveland
$80,150
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$73,940
Colorado Springs
$63,820
Grand Junction
$48,600




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