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Materials Engineer Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for materials engineers in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of materials engineers 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Materials Engineers in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$171,320
75th Percentile Wage
$128,790
50th Percentile Wage
$108,590
25th Percentile Wage
$80,490
10th Percentile Wage
$62,190

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for materials engineers in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $171,320. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $108,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $62,190.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$82.36
75th Percentile Wage
$61.92
50th Percentile Wage
$52.21
25th Percentile Wage
$38.70
10th Percentile Wage
$29.90

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for materials engineers in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $82.36. The median hourly salary is $52.21. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29.90.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $108,590 18.20%
2013 $91,870 10.04%
2012 $83,490 7.69%
2011 $77,530 -4.32%
2010 $81,030 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for materials engineers in state of Colorado from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 34.01%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 10.04%. We also see the year 2012 had a salary increase 7.69% while year 2011 had a negtive growth of -4.32%.

Table 4. Average Materials Engineer Wage in Colorado vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Materials Engineers
$108,590
Mechanical Engineers
$81,660
Mining and Geological Engineers
$103,700
Petroleum Engineers
$134,950
Engineers, All Other
$100,180
Aerospace Engineers
$118,980
Biomedical Engineers
$93,690

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Materials Engineers in Colorado Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of materials engineers in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of materials engineers in state of Colorado ranges from $105,840 to $136,150. The highest paying area for materials engineers in Colorado is Boulder with a median annual salary of $136,150. The lowest paying area is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield with a median annual salary of $105,840.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boulder
$136,150
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$105,840

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