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Nurse Practitioners Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for nurse practitioners in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of nurse practitioners amongst 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 Nurse Practitioners in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$77,370
25th Percentile Wage
$89,020
50th Percentile Wage
$103,610
75th Percentile Wage
$123,170
90th Percentile Wage
$145,680

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for nurse practitioners in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $145,680. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $103,610. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $77,370.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$103,610
2.58% 12.11%
2016
$100,940
-0.14% -
2015
$101,080
3.11% -
2014
$97,940
2.75% -
2013
$95,250
4.40% -
2012
$91,060
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Nurse Practitioners in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of nurse practitioners in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of nurse practitioners in state of Colorado ranges from $90,140 to $116,470. The highest paying area for nurse practitioners in Colorado is Boulder with a median annual salary of $116,470. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $107,400). The lowest paying area is East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $90,140.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boulder
$116,470
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$107,400
Greeley
$107,010
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$104,320
Grand Junction
$101,170
Pueblo
$98,520
Colorado Springs
$95,290
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$92,850
Fort Collins-Loveland
$91,240
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$90,140




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