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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 amongst 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$88,340
25th Percentile Wage
$124,030
50th Percentile Wage
$189,040
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 $189,040. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $124,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $88,340.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of chief executives from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$189,040
20.78% 17.11%
2013
$149,750
-4.63% -
2012
$156,690
- -

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 $95,070 to $187,880. The highest paying area for chief executives in Colorado is Colorado Springs with a median annual salary of $187,880. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Boulder (mean annual salary $180,460). The lowest paying area is East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $95,070.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Colorado Springs
$187,880
Boulder
$180,460
Fort Collins-Loveland
$174,410
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$163,850
Greeley
$131,010
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$126,470
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$117,770
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$95,070




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