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Considering a career as a Physicist in Colorado?

17.5% Jobs Projection
$100,850 Median Salary
110 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Physicists in Colorado are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Physicists in Colorado is growing faster than average.

  • Physicists in Colorado earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Physicists Work in Colorado?

There were approximately 930 workers employed as Physicists in this state in 2018.

There were 960 Physicists employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 30 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Physicists in CO Employment Trend

The typical state has 220 Physicists working in it, which means Colorado has more Physicists than average.

Physicists in CO vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Colorado

Jobs for Physicists in this state are growing at a rate of 17.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 14.5%.

Job Projections for Physicists: Nation vs. CO

Colorado Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 110 annual job openings, and a total of 1,210 jobs for Colorado Physicists in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 1,700 annual jobs and 20,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do Physicists Make in Colorado?

In 2018 wages for Physicists ranged from $53,660 to $164,210 with $100,850 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $25.8 to $78.95. The median hourly rate was $48.49.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $47.74 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.75.

The median salary in Colorado is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Physicists Earnings: CO vs. National Average

Top Colorado Metros for Physicists

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Physicists.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Boulder, CO 790 $99,630

Top States for Physicists Employment

The table below shows the states where most Physicists work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 3,200 $112,980
Maryland 1,950 $125,660
New Mexico 1,770 $148,620
Texas 1,000 $112,420
New York 950 $126,740
Colorado 930 $100,850
Illinois 810 $111,160
Virginia 750 $102,220
District of Columbia 670 $146,890
Michigan 510 $81,650
Washington 500 $103,900
Tennessee 440 $126,500
Ohio 440 $117,870
New Jersey 370 $119,930
Massachusetts 360 $145,570
North Carolina 330 $133,650
Pennsylvania 320 $132,410
Indiana 260 $0
Florida 240 $124,070
South Carolina 200 $104,700

Below are the states where Physicists get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Oklahoma $170,280
Wisconsin $154,070
New Mexico $148,620
District of Columbia $146,890
Massachusetts $145,570
Utah $138,100
North Carolina $133,650
Pennsylvania $132,410
Minnesota $128,110
Louisiana $127,630

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