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 cities 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 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers) in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,490
25th Percentile Wage
$67,830
50th Percentile Wage
$96,820
75th Percentile Wage
$145,400
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 $96,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,490.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$96,820
-3.12% 0.64%
2016
$99,840
-6.64% -
2015
$106,470
5.59% -
2014
$100,520
0.22% -
2013
$100,300
4.09% -
2012
$96,200
- -

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 $57,030 to $114,670. The highest paying area for geoscientists (except hydrologists and geographers) in Colorado is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield with a median annual salary of $114,670. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Grand Junction (mean annual salary $85,800). The lowest paying area is Fort Collins-Loveland with a median annual salary of $57,030.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$114,670
Grand Junction
$85,800
Boulder
$82,170
Colorado Springs
$72,570
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$66,230
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$61,440
Fort Collins-Loveland
$57,030




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