How Much do Economists Make in Colorado?

Do economists in Colorado make a lot of money? What is the average pay for Colorado economists?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, economists in Colorado earn an average of $103,650 a year, equivalent to $49.83 an hour.

This is 11% less than economists nationwide, but it is 80% more than the typical Colorado worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Colorado Economist Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $70.08 $145,770
75th $59.08 $122,880
50th $49.85 $103,690
25th $39.87 $82,930
10th $29.11 $60,540
Colorado Economists Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Boulder $51.87 $107,880
Denver $47.66 $99,140
Colorado Economist Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $49.83 $103,650
2018 $50.17 $104,350
2017 $45.99 $95,650
2016 $45.45 $94,540
2015 $44.33 $92,200
2014 $43.49 $90,460
2013 $42.62 $88,660
2012 $43.99 $91,510
2011 $43.96 $91,450