Computer and Information Research Scientist Salary Information in Colorado

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

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Computer and Information Research Scientists in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$148,680
75th Percentile Wage
$136,240
50th Percentile Wage
$106,430
25th Percentile Wage
$77,680
10th Percentile Wage
$54,900

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer and information research scientists in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $148,680. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $106,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,900.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$71.48
75th Percentile Wage
$65.50
50th Percentile Wage
$51.17
25th Percentile Wage
$37.35
10th Percentile Wage
$26.39

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for computer and information research scientists in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $71.48. The median hourly salary is $51.17. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26.39.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $106,430 -9.51%
2013 $117,610 23.92%
2012 $94,910 4.48%
2011 $90,840 %
2010 $90,840 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for computer and information research scientists in state of Colorado from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 17.16%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 23.92%.

Table 4. Average Computer and Information Research Scientist Wage in Colorado vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Computer and Information Research Scientists
$106,430
Computer Systems Analysts
$86,660
Information Security Analysts
$92,560
Computer Programmers
$83,510
Applications Software Developers
$98,910
Systems Software Developers
$104,680
Web Developers
$55,230

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Computer and Information Research Scientists in Colorado Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of computer and information research scientists in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of computer and information research scientists in state of Colorado ranges from $96,960 to $124,360. The highest paying area for computer and information research scientists in Colorado is Boulder with a median annual salary of $124,360. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Colorado Springs (mean annual salary $100,810). The lowest paying area is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield with a median annual salary of $96,960.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boulder
$124,360
Colorado Springs
$100,810
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$96,960

Computer and Information Research Scientist Salary by State

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