Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,150
25th Percentile Wage
$67,780
50th Percentile Wage
$99,840
75th Percentile Wage
$149,530
90th Percentile Wage
$193,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $193,910. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $99,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,150.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24.11
25th Percentile Wage
$32.59
50th Percentile Wage
$48.00
75th Percentile Wage
$71.89
90th Percentile Wage
$93.23

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $93.23. The median hourly salary is $48.00. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24.11.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201699,840-6.64%3.65%
2015106,4705.59%-
2014100,5200.22%-
2013100,3004.09%-
201296,200--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in state of Colorado ranges from $68,570 to $118,000. The highest paying area for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Colorado is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield with a median annual salary of $118,000. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Grand Junction (mean annual salary $82,430). The lowest paying area is Colorado Springs with a median annual salary of $68,570.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$118,000
Grand Junction
$82,430
Boulder
$78,480
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$76,290
Fort Collins-Loveland
$72,870
Colorado Springs
$68,570


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