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Hydrologists Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for hydrologists in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of hydrologists 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 Hydrologists in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$61,610
25th Percentile Wage
$72,940
50th Percentile Wage
$89,350
75th Percentile Wage
$108,470
90th Percentile Wage
$124,020

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for hydrologists in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $124,020. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $89,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $61,610.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$89,350
-4.40% 1.73%
2016
$93,280
-1.11% -
2015
$94,320
2.47% -
2014
$91,990
3.17% -
2013
$89,070
1.43% -
2012
$87,800
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Hydrologists in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of hydrologists in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of hydrologists in state of Colorado ranges from $74,630 to $104,350. The highest paying area for hydrologists in Colorado is Boulder with a median annual salary of $104,350. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield (mean annual salary $98,460). The lowest paying area is West Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $74,630.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boulder
$104,350
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$98,460
Fort Collins-Loveland
$90,410
Grand Junction
$86,590
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$74,630




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