Postsecondary Nursing Instructor and Teacher Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers among 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,930
25th Percentile Wage
$43,210
50th Percentile Wage
$66,140
75th Percentile Wage
$88,370
90th Percentile Wage
$103,880

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $103,880. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $66,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,930.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$66,140
12.99% 12.28%
2016
$57,550
-8.20% -
2015
$62,270
1.41% -
2014
$61,390
2.56% -
2013
$59,820
3.01% -
2012
$58,020
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in state of Colorado ranges from $54,260 to $72,080. The highest paying area for postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers in Colorado is Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $72,080. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Colorado Springs (mean annual salary $72,030). The lowest paying area is Pueblo with a median annual salary of $54,260.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$72,080
Colorado Springs
$72,030
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$69,790
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$56,570
Pueblo
$54,260




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