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Chief Executive Salary Information in Colorado

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

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Chief Executives in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$95,060
25th Percentile Wage
$131,980
50th Percentile Wage
$149,750
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chief executives in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $149,750. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $131,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $95,060.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45.70
25th Percentile Wage
$63.45
50th Percentile Wage
$72.00
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for chief executives in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The median hourly salary is $72.00. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is $63.45. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45.70.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of chief executives from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth1-Year Growth
2013149,750-4.63%-4.63%
2012156,690--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Chief Executives in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of chief executives in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chief executives in state of Colorado ranges from $88,070 to $180,460. The highest paying area for chief executives in Colorado is Boulder with a median annual salary of $180,460. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Colorado Springs (mean annual salary $170,820). The lowest paying area is East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $88,070.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boulder
$180,460
Colorado Springs
$170,820
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$163,850
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$136,330
Greeley
$131,010
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$114,310
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$88,070


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