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Lawyer Salary Information in Colorado

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$58,610
25th Percentile Wage
$77,160
50th Percentile Wage
$118,000
75th Percentile Wage
$169,080
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for lawyers in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $169,080. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $118,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $58,610.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28.18
25th Percentile Wage
$37.10
50th Percentile Wage
$56.73
75th Percentile Wage
$81.29
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for lawyers in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $81.29. The median hourly salary is $56.73. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28.18.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016118,0005.81%2.40%
2015111,1402.40%-
2014108,470-6.36%-
2013115,3700.17%-
2012115,170--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Lawyers in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of lawyers in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of lawyers in state of Colorado ranges from $69,880 to $128,180. The highest paying area for lawyers in Colorado is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield with a median annual salary of $128,180. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Fort Collins-Loveland (mean annual salary $119,140). The lowest paying area is Grand Junction with a median annual salary of $69,880.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$128,180
Fort Collins-Loveland
$119,140
Boulder
$115,840
Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$100,420
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$95,300
Colorado Springs
$87,000
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$85,350
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$80,910
Greeley
$75,760
Pueblo
$75,220
Grand Junction
$69,880


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