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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 amongst 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 Pharmacists in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$71,630
25th Percentile Wage
$109,520
50th Percentile Wage
$124,540
75th Percentile Wage
$143,290
90th Percentile Wage
$158,470

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 $158,470. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $124,540. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $71,630.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$124,540
1.39% 5.43%
2016
$122,810
1.64% -
2015
$120,800
-0.26% -
2014
$121,110
1.01% -
2013
$119,890
1.76% -
2012
$117,780
- -

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 $117,410 to $140,470. The highest paying area for pharmacists in Colorado is Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $140,470. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Boulder (mean annual salary $128,410). The lowest paying area is Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $117,410.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$140,470
Boulder
$128,410
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$126,380
Grand Junction
$125,980
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$125,310
Greeley
$125,080
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$124,440
Pueblo
$124,410
Fort Collins-Loveland
$123,220
Colorado Springs
$117,800
Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$117,410




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