Computer Programmers Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for computer programmers in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of computer programmers 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Computer Programmers in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,180
25th Percentile Wage
$69,010
50th Percentile Wage
$93,790
75th Percentile Wage
$118,610
90th Percentile Wage
$134,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer programmers in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $134,920. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $93,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,180.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$93,790
1.55% 11.79%
2016
$92,340
11.97% -
2015
$81,290
-2.73% -
2014
$83,510
-0.16% -
2013
$83,640
1.09% -
2012
$82,730
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Computer Programmers in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of computer programmers in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of computer programmers in state of Colorado ranges from $57,140 to $98,780. The highest paying area for computer programmers in Colorado is Colorado Springs with a median annual salary of $98,780. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield (mean annual salary $95,440). The lowest paying area is Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $57,140.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Colorado Springs
$98,780
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$95,440
Fort Collins-Loveland
$91,560
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$81,850
Boulder
$80,180
Greeley
$78,050
Grand Junction
$73,090
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$67,340
Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$57,140




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