Secondary School Teacher, Except Special and Career/Technical Education Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education 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 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,930
25th Percentile Wage
$42,450
50th Percentile Wage
$51,430
75th Percentile Wage
$65,360
90th Percentile Wage
$78,550

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $78,550. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,930.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$51,430
1.24% 3.44%
2016
$50,790
1.56% -
2015
$50,000
0.30% -
2014
$49,850
0.76% -
2013
$49,470
-0.38% -
2012
$49,660
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education in state of Colorado ranges from $39,880 to $62,180. The highest paying area for secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education in Colorado is Boulder with a median annual salary of $62,180. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield (mean annual salary $56,700). The lowest paying area is East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $39,880.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boulder
$62,180
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$56,700
Fort Collins-Loveland
$51,960
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$50,230
Grand Junction
$48,270
Pueblo
$47,840
Colorado Springs
$47,440
Greeley
$47,400
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$45,060
Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$43,390
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$39,880




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