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Civil Engineer Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for civil engineers in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of civil 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Civil Engineers in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$121,840
75th Percentile Wage
$99,740
50th Percentile Wage
$79,770
25th Percentile Wage
$64,230
10th Percentile Wage
$52,400

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for civil engineers in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $121,840. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $79,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,400.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$58.58
75th Percentile Wage
$47.95
50th Percentile Wage
$38.35
25th Percentile Wage
$30.88
10th Percentile Wage
$25.19

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for civil engineers in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $58.58. The median hourly salary is $38.35. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.19.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $79,770 -0.11%
2013 $79,860 -1.70%
2012 $81,240 3.35%
2011 $78,610 1.16%
2010 $77,710 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for civil engineers in state of Colorado from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 2.65%. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -1.70%.We also note that the average annual wage had a relatively large growth of 3.35% in the year 2012 and a small increase of 1.16% in 2011.

Table 4. Average Civil Engineer Wage in Colorado vs. Related Jobs

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Civil Engineers in Colorado Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of civil engineers in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of civil engineers in state of Colorado ranges from $73,320 to $83,920. The highest paying area for civil engineers in Colorado is Greeley with a median annual salary of $83,920. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield (mean annual salary $81,800). The lowest paying area is Boulder with a median annual salary of $73,320.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Greeley
$83,920
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$81,800
Colorado Springs
$80,780
Fort Collins-Loveland
$80,060
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$79,250
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$78,540
Grand Junction
$75,030
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$73,420
Boulder
$73,320

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