Conservation Scientist Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for conservation scientists in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of conservation scientists 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 Conservation Scientists in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,750
25th Percentile Wage
$51,910
50th Percentile Wage
$62,960
75th Percentile Wage
$78,910
90th Percentile Wage
$100,120

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for conservation scientists in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $100,120. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,750.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$62,960
-1.19% 8.35%
2016
$63,710
0.36% -
2015
$63,480
0.55% -
2014
$63,130
5.05% -
2013
$59,940
3.74% -
2012
$57,700
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Conservation Scientists in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of conservation scientists in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of conservation scientists in state of Colorado ranges from $54,520 to $68,850. The highest paying area for conservation scientists in Colorado is Boulder with a median annual salary of $68,850. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is West Colorado nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $68,240). The lowest paying area is Grand Junction with a median annual salary of $54,520.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boulder
$68,850
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$68,240
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$66,110
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$63,030
Fort Collins-Loveland
$61,660
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$59,180
Grand Junction
$54,520




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