Applications Software Developers Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for applications software developers in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of applications software developers among Colorado cities 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 Applications Software Developers in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$62,940
25th Percentile Wage
$81,270
50th Percentile Wage
$102,530
75th Percentile Wage
$126,700
90th Percentile Wage
$154,250

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for applications software developers in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $154,250. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $102,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $62,940.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$102,530
-1.35% 11.76%
2016
$103,910
1.65% -
2015
$102,200
3.22% -
2014
$98,910
6.00% -
2013
$92,980
2.70% -
2012
$90,470
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Applications Software Developers in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of applications software developers in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of applications software developers in state of Colorado ranges from $48,370 to $132,250. The highest paying area for applications software developers in Colorado is Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $132,250. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Colorado Springs (mean annual salary $107,660). The lowest paying area is East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $48,370.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$132,250
Colorado Springs
$107,660
Boulder
$102,910
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$102,160
Fort Collins-Loveland
$98,230
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$93,210
Greeley
$88,500
Grand Junction
$79,810
Pueblo
$71,090
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$48,370




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