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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:
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:
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.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|1||Physicians and Surgeons, All Other||$277,980|
|3||Advertising and Promotions Managers||$205,190|
|5||Family and General Practitioners||$196,080|
|7||Architectural and Engineering Managers||$162,870|
|9||Computer and Information Systems Managers||$151,500|
|10||Natural Sciences Managers||$149,670|
|14||General and Operations Managers||$134,830|
|16||Managers, All Other||$130,960|
|17||Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||$130,690|
|19||Human Resources Managers||$122,040|
|22||Industrial Production Managers||$120,030|
|23||Engineers, All Other||$119,170|
|25||Software Developers, Systems Software||$117,110|
|26||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$116,760|
|27||Medical and Health Services Managers||$116,680|
|28||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$116,550|
|29||Computer Hardware Engineers||$114,480|
|31||Physical Scientists, All Other||$113,770|
|34||Computer Network Architects||$110,130|
|35||Computer and Information Research Scientists||$108,710|
|36||Software Developers, Applications||$107,830|
|38||Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers||$107,570|
|44||Information Security Analysts||$98,790|
|47||Atmospheric and Space Scientists||$97,260|
|48||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$95,690|
|50||Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School||$93,730|
|52||Administrative Services Managers||$93,020|
|54||First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers||$90,880|
|55||Computer Occupations, All Other||$90,490|
|58||Operations Research Analysts||$87,910|
|61||Computer Systems Analysts||$86,470|
|62||Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health||$86,330|
|63||Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists||$86,270|
|65||Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents||$84,030|
|67||Financial Specialists, All Other||$81,450|
|68||Diagnostic Medical Sonographers||$80,990|
|70||Occupational Health and Safety Specialists||$80,710|
|71||First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers||$80,330|
|72||Urban and Regional Planners||$80,330|
|73||Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products||$80,290|
|74||Social and Community Service Managers||$80,260|
|75||Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists||$80,170|
|76||Biological Scientists, All Other||$80,060|
|78||Network and Computer Systems Administrators||$79,190|
|79||Accountants and Auditors||$78,890|
|80||Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians||$78,130|
|81||Business Operations Specialists, All Other||$78,130|
|82||Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products||$77,480|
|84||First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers||$77,390|
|86||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$75,930|
|89||Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products||$75,110|
|90||Writers and Authors||$74,980|
|91||Mechanical Engineering Technicians||$74,880|
|92||Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers||$74,810|
|95||Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators||$73,880|
|96||Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists||$73,560|
|99||Communications Teachers, Postsecondary||$72,930|
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