Environmental Engineer Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for environmental engineers in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of environmental engineers 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 Environmental Engineers in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$58,290
25th Percentile Wage
$71,570
50th Percentile Wage
$93,880
75th Percentile Wage
$120,860
90th Percentile Wage
$153,540

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental engineers in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $153,540. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $93,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $58,290.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$93,880
1.87% 9.99%
2016
$92,120
1.88% -
2015
$90,390
7.03% -
2014
$84,040
3.50% -
2013
$81,100
-4.19% -
2012
$84,500
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Environmental Engineers in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental engineers in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental engineers in state of Colorado ranges from $61,590 to $97,400. The highest paying area for environmental engineers in Colorado is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield with a median annual salary of $97,400. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Fort Collins-Loveland (mean annual salary $96,610). The lowest paying area is West Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $61,590.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$97,400
Fort Collins-Loveland
$96,610
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$92,460
Colorado Springs
$92,100
Greeley
$84,660
Boulder
$81,100
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$61,590




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