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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 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,260
25th Percentile Wage
$65,050
50th Percentile Wage
$81,900
75th Percentile Wage
$104,120
90th Percentile Wage
$128,530

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 $128,530. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $81,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,260.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25.60
25th Percentile Wage
$31.28
50th Percentile Wage
$39.38
75th Percentile Wage
$50.06
90th Percentile Wage
$61.79

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 $61.79. The median hourly salary is $39.38. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.60.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of civil engineers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201681,9001.88%0.81%
201580,3600.73%-
201479,770-0.11%-
201379,860-1.73%-
201281,240--

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 $71,870 to $90,480. The highest paying area for civil engineers in Colorado is Grand Junction with a median annual salary of $90,480. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Pueblo (mean annual salary $88,140). The lowest paying area is Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $71,870.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Grand Junction
$90,480
Pueblo
$88,140
Greeley
$85,510
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$84,330
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$83,750
Colorado Springs
$82,770
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$81,830
Boulder
$81,130
Fort Collins-Loveland
$77,230
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$76,260
Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$71,870


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