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 among Colorado cities 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 Mechanical Engineers in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$58,920
25th Percentile Wage
$72,490
50th Percentile Wage
$92,120
75th Percentile Wage
$120,780
90th Percentile Wage
$161,820

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 $161,820. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $92,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $58,920.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$92,120
6.08% 10.62%
2016
$86,520
4.33% -
2015
$82,770
1.34% -
2014
$81,660
-0.26% -
2013
$81,870
-0.57% -
2012
$82,340
- -

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

Table 3 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 $61,820 to $94,320. The highest paying area for mechanical engineers in Colorado is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield with a median annual salary of $94,320. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Boulder (mean annual salary $93,830). The lowest paying area is Grand Junction with a median annual salary of $61,820.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$94,320
Boulder
$93,830
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$93,210
Pueblo
$91,450
Colorado Springs
$88,800
Fort Collins-Loveland
$83,520
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$82,810
Greeley
$78,120
Grand Junction
$61,820




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