Environmental Scientist and Health Specialist Salary Information in Colorado

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

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,310
25th Percentile Wage
$63,300
50th Percentile Wage
$82,330
75th Percentile Wage
$110,680
90th Percentile Wage
$145,960

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for environmental scientists and health specialists in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $145,960. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $82,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,310.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$82,330
0.79% 13.14%
2016
$81,680
7.64% -
2015
$75,440
1.88% -
2014
$74,020
0.58% -
2013
$73,590
2.83% -
2012
$71,510
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of environmental scientists and health specialists in state of Colorado ranges from $58,360 to $86,710. The highest paying area for environmental scientists and health specialists in Colorado is Boulder with a median annual salary of $86,710. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield (mean annual salary $85,910). The lowest paying area is Greeley with a median annual salary of $58,360.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boulder
$86,710
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$85,910
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$81,610
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$76,410
Colorado Springs
$72,840
Fort Collins-Loveland
$64,300
Grand Junction
$63,510
Greeley
$58,360




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