Engineers in Colorado
Want to work in Colorado as an Engineer? Read this first!
You’re in luck! Jobs for Engineers in Colorado are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Engineers in Colorado is growing faster than average.
Engineers in Colorado earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Engineers Work in Colorado?
There were approximately 2,500 workers employed as Engineers in this state in 2018.
There were 2,580 Engineers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s a decline of 80 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 1,540 Engineers working in it, which means Colorado has more Engineers than average.
Job Projections for Colorado
Jobs for Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 16.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.4%.
Colorado Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates 190 annual job openings, and a total of 2,680 jobs for Colorado Engineers in 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 9,500 annual jobs and 141,000 total jobs in 2026.
What do Engineers Make in Colorado?
In 2018 wages for Engineers ranged from $68,530 to $160,090 with $111,020 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $32.95 to $76.97. The median hourly rate was $53.38.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $50.43 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $2.95.
The median salary in Colorado is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Colorado Metros for Engineers
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Engineers.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Colorado Springs, CO||480||$113,140|
|Fort Collins, CO||110||$91,960|
Top States for Engineers Employment
View the list below to see where most Engineers work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||2,640||$141,320|
Below are the states where Engineers get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$141,320|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By Rémi Kaupp under License
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