Human Resources Specialist Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for human resources specialists in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of human resources specialists among Colorado metropolitan 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 Human Resources Specialists in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,100
25th Percentile Wage
$48,110
50th Percentile Wage
$64,190
75th Percentile Wage
$83,570
90th Percentile Wage
$106,610

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for human resources specialists in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $106,610. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $64,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,100.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of human resources specialists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$64,190
0.89% 4.19%
2016
$63,620
2.17% -
2015
$62,240
1.32% -
2014
$61,420
1.22% -
2013
$60,670
-1.37% -
2012
$61,500
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Human Resources Specialists in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of human resources specialists in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of human resources specialists in state of Colorado ranges from $54,090 to $71,790. The highest paying area for human resources specialists in Colorado is Boulder with a median annual salary of $71,790. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield (mean annual salary $65,620). The lowest paying area is Grand Junction with a median annual salary of $54,090.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boulder
$71,790
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$65,620
Colorado Springs
$61,700
Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$60,700
Fort Collins-Loveland
$59,060
Greeley
$58,450
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$57,250
Pueblo
$56,820
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$56,100
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$54,580
Grand Junction
$54,090




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