Other Physical Scientist Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for other physical scientists in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of other physical scientists 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Other Physical Scientists in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$136,240
75th Percentile Wage
$115,300
50th Percentile Wage
$97,560
25th Percentile Wage
$76,730
10th Percentile Wage
$42,050

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for other physical scientists in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $136,240. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $97,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,050.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$65.50
75th Percentile Wage
$55.43
50th Percentile Wage
$46.91
25th Percentile Wage
$36.89
10th Percentile Wage
$20.22

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for other physical scientists in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $65.50. The median hourly salary is $46.91. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.22.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $97,560 1.61%
2013 $96,010 %
2012 $96,010 %
2011 $96,010 0.73%
2010 $95,310 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for other physical scientists in state of Colorado from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 2.36%. We note that in 2013 the average salary is the same as that in 2012.

Table 4. Average Other Physical Scientist Wage in Colorado vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Other Physical Scientists
$97,560
Astronomers
$105,140
Physicists
$86,960
Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$92,180
Chemists
$72,270
Materials Scientists
$95,060
Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$74,020

Other Physical Scientist Salary by State

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