Systems Software Developers Salary Information in Colorado

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$79,180
25th Percentile Wage
$94,050
50th Percentile Wage
$115,110
75th Percentile Wage
$138,860
90th Percentile Wage
$167,040

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for systems 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 $167,040. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $115,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $79,180.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$115,110
1.38% 10.86%
2016
$113,520
4.62% -
2015
$108,280
3.32% -
2014
$104,680
4.08% -
2013
$100,410
-2.19% -
2012
$102,610
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of systems software developers in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of systems software developers in state of Colorado ranges from $76,430 to $118,180. The highest paying area for systems software developers in Colorado is Boulder with a median annual salary of $118,180. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield (mean annual salary $115,130). The lowest paying area is Greeley with a median annual salary of $76,430.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boulder
$118,180
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$115,130
Colorado Springs
$114,980
Fort Collins-Loveland
$106,030
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$78,200
Greeley
$76,430




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