Postsecondary Education Teacher Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary education teachers in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary education teachers 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 Postsecondary Education Teachers in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,730
25th Percentile Wage
$37,600
50th Percentile Wage
$61,530
75th Percentile Wage
$79,140
90th Percentile Wage
$105,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary education teachers in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $105,890. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $61,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,730.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary education teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$61,530
21.58% 9.59%
2016
$48,250
-12.64% -
2015
$54,350
4.54% -
2014
$51,880
-10.91% -
2013
$57,540
3.32% -
2012
$55,630
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Education Teachers in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary education teachers in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary education teachers in state of Colorado ranges from $41,090 to $90,690. The highest paying area for postsecondary education teachers in Colorado is Greeley with a median annual salary of $90,690. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Boulder (mean annual salary $71,700). The lowest paying area is Colorado Springs with a median annual salary of $41,090.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Greeley
$90,690
Boulder
$71,700
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$61,190
Pueblo
$48,860
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$47,640
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$46,310
Colorado Springs
$41,090




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