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Denver Metro Area Pay Trends

Updated April 11, 2017

Known as the “Mile High City,” Denver is the capital and most populous city in Colorado. With a 2015 estimated population of 682,545, Denver ranks as the 19th-most populous U.S. city and fastest-growing major city in the United States. Because of its central U.S. location, Denver has become a location for storage and distribution of goods and services to the Mountain States, Southwest states, as well as all western states. In 2015, Denver ranked No. 1 on Forbes' list of the Best Places for Business and Careers.

Wage Growth for Denver Metro Area, Q1 2017


since last quarter


since 2006

The PayScale Index: Denver Metro Area vs. National (US) by Quarter
Quarterly Compensation Trends for Denver Metro Area
The PayScale Index uses 2006 average total cash compensation as a baseline.
Denver Metro Area
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Methodology for The PayScale Index: Trends in Compensation
The PayScale Index tracks quarterly changes in total cash compensation for full-time, private industry employees and education professionals in the United States. In addition to a national index, it includes separate indices for specific industries, metropolitan areas, job categories, and company sizes. The PayScale Index uses 2006 average total cash compensation as a baseline.

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