These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Boulder, CO For 2018

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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Ever wonder who gets paid the most? Or how much your dentist makes for all the pain they put you through?

We had that same burning desire to know more about the highest paid professions in the Boulder area. And if you can’t tell by that sentence, we’re a bit of what you’d call data nerds.

We decided to go directly to the source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics.

After scrounging through the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we discovered that Physicians And Surgeons, All Other are the highest paid people in Boulder.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Boulder:

  1. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  2. Internists, General
  3. Advertising and Promotions Managers
  4. Chief Executives
  5. Family and General Practitioners
  6. Dentists, General
  7. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  8. Marketing Managers
  9. Computer and Information Systems Managers
  10. Natural Sciences Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 6 on the list of highest paid professions in Boulder. So the next time you sit there while they drill you can dwell on the fact that they are getting extremely well paid for it.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Boulder and Colorado job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Boulder For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 367 job classifications in Boulder in order to identify those that get paid the most.

Pretty straightforward and easy to do when the government does your job for you 🙂

We used the most recently released BLS data for this analysis which came out on March 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Boulder

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $277,980 $184,030 180
2 Internists, General $215,820 $161,140 50
3 Advertising and Promotions Managers $205,190 $108,510 70
4 Chief Executives $204,080 $94,320 110
5 Family and General Practitioners $196,080 $99,630 290
6 Dentists, General $192,290 $113,420 90
7 Architectural and Engineering Managers $162,870 $105,110 450
8 Marketing Managers $153,000 $66,660 370
9 Computer and Information Systems Managers $151,500 $90,810 800
10 Natural Sciences Managers $149,670 $88,330 350
11 Financial Managers $145,320 $83,650 370
12 Purchasing Managers $141,060 $98,900 80
13 Aerospace Engineers $140,720 $89,290 630
14 General and Operations Managers $134,830 $48,060 2,990
15 Materials Engineers $134,400 $80,480 170
16 Managers, All Other $130,960 $64,480 500
17 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $130,690 $67,980 70
18 Sales Managers $129,660 $64,980 390
19 Human Resources Managers $122,040 $73,790 120
20 Lawyers $121,610 $23,210 680
21 Pharmacists $121,260 $98,780 310
22 Industrial Production Managers $120,030 $73,290 140
23 Engineers, All Other $119,170 $66,130 310
24 Optometrists $117,690 $56,250 40
25 Software Developers, Systems Software $117,110 $74,700 1,530
26 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $116,760 $36,950 160
27 Medical and Health Services Managers $116,680 $58,590 230
28 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $116,550 $68,430 1,000
29 Computer Hardware Engineers $114,480 $68,550 450
30 Management Analysts $113,980 $56,580 630
31 Physical Scientists, All Other $113,770 $62,840 60
32 Hydrologists $113,310 $80,360 40
33 Legislators $111,530 $17,910 40
34 Computer Network Architects $110,130 $73,880 360
35 Computer and Information Research Scientists $108,710 $61,750 40
36 Software Developers, Applications $107,830 $66,950 3,980
37 Mechanical Engineers $107,690 $57,960 810
38 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $107,570 $72,210 90
39 Nurse Practitioners $107,560 $87,910 160
40 Physician Assistants $104,480 $84,620 180
41 Statisticians $102,530 $65,040 40
42 Electrical Engineers $99,800 $56,530 460
43 Database Administrators $99,080 $63,160 230
44 Information Security Analysts $98,790 $71,180 90
45 Computer Programmers $97,720 $58,750 240
46 Sales Engineers $97,620 $52,160 400
47 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $97,260 $61,860 1,420
48 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $95,690 $53,290 370
49 Industrial Engineers $95,660 $59,500 570
50 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $93,730 $49,240 290
51 Physicists $93,400 $43,750 410
52 Administrative Services Managers $93,020 $37,670 220
53 Loan Officers $92,160 $44,560 120
54 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $90,880 $69,810 80
55 Computer Occupations, All Other $90,490 $45,790 630
56 Financial Analysts $89,660 $43,500 250
57 Chemical Engineers $88,620 $42,730 120
58 Operations Research Analysts $87,910 $48,810 80
59 Chiropractors $87,480 $51,800 60
60 Art Directors $87,000 $44,020 150
61 Computer Systems Analysts $86,470 $54,840 480
62 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $86,330 $49,440 850
63 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $86,270 $38,830 230
64 Environmental Engineers $84,290 $49,830 110
65 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $84,030 $32,750 660
66 Chemists $83,710 $39,800 480
67 Financial Specialists, All Other $81,450 $42,050 220
68 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $80,990 $65,380 80
69 Technical Writers $80,800 $48,890 190
70 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $80,710 $50,740 120
71 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $80,330 $35,200 370
72 Urban and Regional Planners $80,330 $56,640 90
73 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products $80,290 $27,390 2,190
74 Social and Community Service Managers $80,260 $39,660 100
75 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $80,170 $36,000 1,510
76 Biological Scientists, All Other $80,060 $56,970 50
77 Dental Hygienists $79,530 $62,060 350
78 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $79,190 $49,060 1,200
79 Accountants and Auditors $78,890 $43,510 2,170
80 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians $78,130 $55,460 170
81 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $78,130 $40,460 3,320
82 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $77,480 $34,920 900
83 Civil Engineers $77,440 $45,570 510
84 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $77,390 $52,510 260
85 Librarians $76,080 $45,230 160
86 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $75,930 $30,250 80
87 Credit Analysts $75,640 $54,080 50
88 Registered Nurses $75,470 $54,650 2,650
89 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products $75,110 $35,630 180
90 Writers and Authors $74,980 $31,260 90
91 Mechanical Engineering Technicians $74,880 $43,820 110
92 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $74,810 $53,010 70
93 Construction Managers $74,560 $42,450 280
94 Occupational Therapists $74,390 $53,760 180
95 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators $73,880 $62,480 40
96 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists $73,560 $52,490 70
97 Speech-Language Pathologists $73,550 $42,590 290
98 Editors $73,300 $40,340 340
99 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary $72,930 $33,210 110
100 Budget Analysts $72,440 $48,490 100