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 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Systems Software Developers in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$77,690
25th Percentile Wage
$92,600
50th Percentile Wage
$113,520
75th Percentile Wage
$137,350
90th Percentile Wage
$166,020

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 $166,020. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $113,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $77,690.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37.35
25th Percentile Wage
$44.52
50th Percentile Wage
$54.58
75th Percentile Wage
$66.03
90th Percentile Wage
$79.81

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for systems software developers in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $79.81. The median hourly salary is $54.58. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37.35.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016113,5204.62%9.61%
2015108,2803.32%-
2014104,6804.08%-
2013100,410-2.19%-
2012102,610--

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 $115,880. The highest paying area for systems software developers in Colorado is Boulder with a median annual salary of $115,880. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield (mean annual salary $114,150). The lowest paying area is Greeley with a median annual salary of $76,430.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boulder
$115,880
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$114,150
Colorado Springs
$112,980
Fort Collins-Loveland
$106,030
Greeley
$76,430


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