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Personal Care Aides Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for personal care aides in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of personal care aides 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 Personal Care Aides in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,780
25th Percentile Wage
$20,840
50th Percentile Wage
$23,180
75th Percentile Wage
$26,210
90th Percentile Wage
$33,370

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for personal care aides in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $33,370. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $23,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,780.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of personal care aides from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$23,180
2.72% 15.19%
2016
$22,550
4.17% -
2015
$21,610
2.73% -
2014
$21,020
2.90% -
2013
$20,410
3.67% -
2012
$19,660
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Personal Care Aides in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of personal care aides in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of personal care aides in state of Colorado ranges from $18,470 to $29,550. The highest paying area for personal care aides in Colorado is Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $29,550. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Boulder (mean annual salary $27,060). The lowest paying area is Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $18,470.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$29,550
Boulder
$27,060
Greeley
$23,630
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$23,470
Fort Collins-Loveland
$23,430
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$22,580
Colorado Springs
$22,410
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$21,040
Pueblo
$20,320
Grand Junction
$20,150
Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$18,470




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