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Physicist Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for physicists in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of physicists 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 Physicists in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,280
25th Percentile Wage
$69,770
50th Percentile Wage
$96,560
75th Percentile Wage
$129,450
90th Percentile Wage
$160,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physicists in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $160,290. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $96,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,280.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24.66
25th Percentile Wage
$33.54
50th Percentile Wage
$46.42
75th Percentile Wage
$62.23
90th Percentile Wage
$77.06

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for physicists in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $77.06. The median hourly salary is $46.42. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24.66.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201696,5608.77%-23.20%
201588,0901.28%-
201486,9600.53%-
201386,500-37.53%-
2012118,960--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Physicists in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physicists in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physicists in state of Colorado ranges from $95,390 to $106,870. The highest paying area for physicists in Colorado is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield with a median annual salary of $106,870. The lowest paying area is Boulder with a median annual salary of $95,390.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$106,870
Boulder
$95,390


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