Social Scientist and Related Worker Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for social scientists and related workers in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of social scientists and related workers 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 Social Scientists and Related Workers in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,560
25th Percentile Wage
$60,130
50th Percentile Wage
$74,850
75th Percentile Wage
$97,780
90th Percentile Wage
$113,520

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for social scientists and related workers in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $113,520. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $74,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,560.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of social scientists and related workers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$74,850
3.54% -5.22%
2016
$72,200
-0.04% -
2015
$72,230
-1.66% -
2014
$73,430
0.10% -
2013
$73,360
-7.36% -
2012
$78,760
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Social Scientists and Related Workers in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of social scientists and related workers in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of social scientists and related workers in state of Colorado ranges from $64,370 to $78,910. The highest paying area for social scientists and related workers in Colorado is Colorado Springs with a median annual salary of $78,910. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Boulder (mean annual salary $75,790). The lowest paying area is Fort Collins-Loveland with a median annual salary of $64,370.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Colorado Springs
$78,910
Boulder
$75,790
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$73,940
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$70,810
Fort Collins-Loveland
$64,370




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