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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Human Resources Specialists in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,650
25th Percentile Wage
$48,110
50th Percentile Wage
$63,620
75th Percentile Wage
$81,880
90th Percentile Wage
$103,520

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 $103,520. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,650.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.62
25th Percentile Wage
$23.13
50th Percentile Wage
$30.58
75th Percentile Wage
$39.36
90th Percentile Wage
$49.77

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for human resources specialists in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $49.77. The median hourly salary is $30.58. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.62.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of human resources specialists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201663,6202.17%3.33%
201562,2401.32%-
201461,4201.22%-
201360,670-1.37%-
201261,500--

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 $51,840 to $68,780. The highest paying area for human resources specialists in Colorado is Boulder with a median annual salary of $68,780. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield (mean annual salary $65,090). The lowest paying area is East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $51,840.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boulder
$68,780
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$65,090
Fort Collins-Loveland
$61,510
Colorado Springs
$59,980
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$59,760
Pueblo
$59,730
Greeley
$58,350
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$54,400
Grand Junction
$52,420
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$51,840



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