Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for zoologists and wildlife biologists in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of zoologists and wildlife biologists 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,990
25th Percentile Wage
$54,700
50th Percentile Wage
$63,340
75th Percentile Wage
$78,380
90th Percentile Wage
$99,230

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for zoologists and wildlife biologists in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $99,230. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $46,990.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22.59
25th Percentile Wage
$26.30
50th Percentile Wage
$30.45
75th Percentile Wage
$37.68
90th Percentile Wage
$47.71

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for zoologists and wildlife biologists in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $47.71. The median hourly salary is $30.45. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22.59.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of zoologists and wildlife biologists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201663,3401.37%3.33%
201562,4703.62%-
201460,210-0.27%-
201360,370-1.42%-
201261,230--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of zoologists and wildlife biologists in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of zoologists and wildlife biologists in state of Colorado ranges from $60,740 to $66,520. The highest paying area for zoologists and wildlife biologists in Colorado is East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $66,520. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Fort Collins-Loveland (mean annual salary $64,800). The lowest paying area is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield with a median annual salary of $60,740.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$66,520
Fort Collins-Loveland
$64,800
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$63,780
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$62,570
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$60,740


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