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Engineers in Colorado

Want to work in Colorado as an Engineer? Read this first!

16.5% Jobs Projection
$111,020 Median Salary
190 Job Openings

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.

Engineers in CO Employment Trend

The typical state has 1,540 Engineers working in it, which means Colorado has more Engineers than average.

Engineers in CO vs. the Average State

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%.

Job Projections for Engineers: Nation vs. CO

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.

Engineers Earnings: CO vs. National Average

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
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,320 $110,750
Colorado Springs, CO 480 $113,140
Boulder, CO 460 $115,230
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
California 20,600 $107,300
Texas 10,710 $109,110
Florida 8,570 $77,020
Ohio 7,100 $89,390
Louisiana 5,400 $81,990
New York 4,910 $92,560
Pennsylvania 4,850 $93,400
Maryland 4,530 $128,230
Georgia 4,380 $92,030
Tennessee 4,250 $74,890
Virginia 4,190 $122,940
Illinois 4,000 $84,550
Alabama 3,730 $116,490
New Jersey 3,470 $116,570
Washington 3,160 $107,230
Massachusetts 3,090 $106,680
Oregon 2,760 $87,070
District of Columbia 2,640 $141,320
Colorado 2,500 $111,020
Minnesota 2,450 $101,270

Below are the states where Engineers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $141,320
Maryland $128,230
Virginia $122,940
Alaska $117,520
New Jersey $116,570
Alabama $116,490
New Mexico $114,000
Idaho $111,050
Colorado $111,020
Texas $109,110


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