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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$66,050
25th Percentile Wage
$78,030
50th Percentile Wage
$95,770
75th Percentile Wage
$125,200
90th Percentile Wage
$158,450

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 $158,450. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $95,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $66,050.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$95,770
-11.40% 12.82%
2016
$106,690
-1.32% -
2015
$108,100
-0.45% -
2014
$108,590
15.40% -
2013
$91,870
9.12% -
2012
$83,490
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Materials Engineers in Colorado Cities

Table 3 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 $82,920 to $131,930. The highest paying area for materials engineers in Colorado is Boulder with a median annual salary of $131,930. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield (mean annual salary $93,370). The lowest paying area is Greeley with a median annual salary of $82,920.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boulder
$131,930
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$93,370
Pueblo
$90,910
Greeley
$82,920




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