Environmental Science and Protection Technician Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for environmental science and protection technicians in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of environmental science and protection technicians amongst 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Environmental Science and Protection Technicians in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,370
25th Percentile Wage
$35,950
50th Percentile Wage
$44,370
75th Percentile Wage
$53,590
90th Percentile Wage
$63,350

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental science and protection technicians in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $63,350. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $44,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,370.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$14.12
25th Percentile Wage
$17.29
50th Percentile Wage
$21.33
75th Percentile Wage
$25.76
90th Percentile Wage
$30.46

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for environmental science and protection technicians in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $30.46. The median hourly salary is $21.33. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $14.12.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of environmental science and protection technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201644,3702.84%-15.69%
201543,1100.26%-
201443,000-5.09%-
201345,190-13.59%-
201251,330--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Environmental Science and Protection Technicians in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental science and protection technicians in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental science and protection technicians in state of Colorado ranges from $35,260 to $54,260. The highest paying area for environmental science and protection technicians in Colorado is Greeley with a median annual salary of $54,260. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is West Colorado nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $51,380). The lowest paying area is Boulder with a median annual salary of $35,260.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Greeley
$54,260
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$51,380
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$43,830
Boulder
$35,260


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