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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 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 Civil Engineers in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,680
25th Percentile Wage
$65,000
50th Percentile Wage
$82,790
75th Percentile Wage
$105,370
90th Percentile Wage
$131,220

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 $131,220. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $82,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,680.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$82,790
1.08% 1.87%
2016
$81,900
1.88% -
2015
$80,360
0.73% -
2014
$79,770
-0.11% -
2013
$79,860
-1.73% -
2012
$81,240
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Civil Engineers in Colorado Cities

Table 3 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 $70,840 to $89,500. The highest paying area for civil engineers in Colorado is Colorado Springs with a median annual salary of $89,500. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Pueblo (mean annual salary $88,140). The lowest paying area is Fort Collins-Loveland with a median annual salary of $70,840.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Colorado Springs
$89,500
Pueblo
$88,140
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$87,710
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$85,050
Boulder
$83,950
Greeley
$83,440
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$83,210
Grand Junction
$81,920
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$81,290
Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$71,870
Fort Collins-Loveland
$70,840




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