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Pharmacists Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for pharmacists in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of pharmacists among Colorado 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Pharmacists in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$78,080
25th Percentile Wage
$109,710
50th Percentile Wage
$122,810
75th Percentile Wage
$139,460
90th Percentile Wage
$157,020

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for pharmacists in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $157,020. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $122,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $78,080.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37.54
25th Percentile Wage
$52.74
50th Percentile Wage
$59.04
75th Percentile Wage
$67.05
90th Percentile Wage
$75.48

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for pharmacists in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $75.48. The median hourly salary is $59.04. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37.54.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of pharmacists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016122,8101.64%4.10%
2015120,800-0.26%-
2014121,1101.01%-
2013119,8901.76%-
2012117,780--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Pharmacists in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of pharmacists in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of pharmacists in state of Colorado ranges from $115,430 to $139,600. The highest paying area for pharmacists in Colorado is Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $139,600. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Boulder (mean annual salary $127,230). The lowest paying area is Colorado Springs with a median annual salary of $115,430.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$139,600
Boulder
$127,230
Fort Collins-Loveland
$126,440
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$124,630
Grand Junction
$124,590
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$122,930
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$122,900
Pueblo
$122,670
Greeley
$120,610
Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$117,410
Colorado Springs
$115,430


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