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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Lawyers in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$65,190
25th Percentile Wage
$81,830
50th Percentile Wage
$120,840
75th Percentile Wage
$172,100
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 $172,100. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $120,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $65,190.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$120,840
2.35% 4.69%
2016
$118,000
5.81% -
2015
$111,140
2.40% -
2014
$108,470
-6.36% -
2013
$115,370
0.17% -
2012
$115,170
- -

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 $71,830 to $129,890. The highest paying area for lawyers in Colorado is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield with a median annual salary of $129,890. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Boulder (mean annual salary $115,840). The lowest paying area is Grand Junction with a median annual salary of $71,830.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$129,890
Boulder
$115,840
Fort Collins-Loveland
$113,090
Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$100,420
Colorado Springs
$97,910
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$97,580
Greeley
$82,410
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$79,290
Pueblo
$74,410
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$72,060
Grand Junction
$71,830




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