Mechanical Engineer Salary Information in Colorado

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$140,840
75th Percentile Wage
$109,390
50th Percentile Wage
$81,660
25th Percentile Wage
$64,990
10th Percentile Wage
$50,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineers in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $140,840. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $81,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,300.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$67.70
75th Percentile Wage
$52.59
50th Percentile Wage
$39.26
25th Percentile Wage
$31.25
10th Percentile Wage
$24.18

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for mechanical engineers in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $67.70. The median hourly salary is $39.26. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24.18.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $81,660 -0.26%
2013 $81,870 -0.57%
2012 $82,340 -1.45%
2011 $83,550 -6.24%
2010 $89,110 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for mechanical engineers in state of Colorado from 2010 to 2014. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -0.57%.We also see in both 2011 and 2012 the salaries had negtive growth.

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

OccupationAverage Wage
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
Chemical Engineers
$89,250

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

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in state of Colorado ranges from $67,250 to $96,320. The highest paying area for mechanical engineers in Colorado is Boulder with a median annual salary of $96,320. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Pueblo (mean annual salary $89,610). The lowest paying area is Grand Junction with a median annual salary of $67,250.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boulder
$96,320
Pueblo
$89,610
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$82,920
Greeley
$76,760
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$76,370
Fort Collins-Loveland
$75,920
Colorado Springs
$70,670
Grand Junction
$67,250

Mechanical Engineer Salary by State

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