These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Colorado Springs, 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 Colorado Springs 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 Surgeons are the highest paid people in Colorado Springs.

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

  1. Surgeons
  2. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  3. Family and General Practitioners
  4. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  5. Computer and Information Systems Managers
  6. Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
  7. Marketing Managers
  8. Sales Managers
  9. Aerospace Engineers
  10. Financial Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 11 on the list of highest paid professions in Colorado Springs. 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 Colorado Springs and Colorado job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Colorado Springs For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 402 job classifications in Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons $266,810 $184,200 190
2 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $228,830 $96,310 360
3 Family and General Practitioners $166,290 $99,640 220
4 Architectural and Engineering Managers $161,240 $95,110 450
5 Computer and Information Systems Managers $149,790 $90,380 630
6 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $143,140 $125,680 50
7 Marketing Managers $136,450 $62,910 170
8 Sales Managers $133,840 $65,970 350
9 Aerospace Engineers $132,250 $68,120 190
10 Financial Managers $130,550 $76,970 340
11 Human Resources Managers $123,750 $75,120 120
12 Lawyers $118,480 $56,640 790
13 Computer Hardware Engineers $116,860 $75,880 660
14 Optometrists $114,840 $62,480 120
15 Managers, All Other $114,650 $61,310 750
16 General and Operations Managers $114,600 $41,840 3,950
17 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $113,860 $61,270 100
18 Software Developers, Systems Software $112,660 $73,620 2,010
19 Training and Development Managers $109,450 $71,520 40
20 Medical and Health Services Managers $109,240 $49,690 510
21 Natural Sciences Managers $109,210 $76,920 30
22 Engineers, All Other $109,080 $71,760 380
23 Computer and Information Research Scientists $108,450 $77,210 60
24 Pharmacists $107,220 $36,750 560
25 Sales Engineers $106,790 $70,990 80
26 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $104,480 $70,690 810
27 Software Developers, Applications $104,130 $61,740 3,250
28 Operations Research Analysts $103,950 $63,840 190
29 Electrical Engineers $103,680 $63,250 520
30 Information Security Analysts $103,250 $71,600 430
31 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $102,510 $65,190 70
32 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $101,680 $69,160 40
33 Industrial Engineers $97,760 $52,990 390
34 Industrial Production Managers $97,410 $44,430 90
35 Physician Assistants $96,040 $77,210 220
36 Education Administrators, All Other $95,770 $63,610 320
37 Psychologists, All Other $95,630 $74,870 70
38 Construction Managers $95,110 $57,220 450
39 Nurse Practitioners $94,500 $73,360 220
40 Computer Network Architects $93,360 $61,910 460
41 Personal Financial Advisors $91,990 $44,980 510
42 Occupational Therapists $91,860 $62,410 310
43 Credit Analysts $90,170 $38,710 30
44 Computer Systems Analysts $90,040 $52,560 870
45 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $88,740 $50,470 110
46 Administrative Services Managers $88,700 $46,880 270
47 Financial Analysts $88,120 $49,990 170
48 Management Analysts $87,580 $40,180 1,070
49 Speech-Language Pathologists $86,470 $57,750 340
50 Radiation Therapists $85,650 $41,920 40
51 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $85,070 $64,850 670
52 Computer Occupations, All Other $84,830 $60,620 1,150
53 Social and Community Service Managers $84,370 $44,070 160
54 Civil Engineers $84,270 $56,830 600
55 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $82,940 $35,200 370
56 Chemical Engineers $81,710 $51,990 50
57 Database Administrators $80,430 $37,240 310
58 Physical Therapists $80,040 $58,640 720
59 Environmental Engineers $79,900 $55,050 100
60 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other $79,660 $57,430 210
61 Veterinarians $79,510 $56,080 210
62 Logisticians $78,680 $46,790 570
63 Instructional Coordinators $78,310 $40,050 350
64 Computer Programmers $78,060 $50,160 370
65 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $77,600 $35,100 4,610
66 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $77,190 $35,970 200
67 Urban and Regional Planners $75,870 $56,040 70
68 Electrical and Electronics Drafters $75,850 $46,960 100
69 Computer Network Support Specialists $75,690 $37,360 500
70 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $75,660 $23,810 180
71 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $75,620 $46,900 80
72 Chemists $75,060 $51,950 70
73 Budget Analysts $74,490 $54,850 200
74 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $74,400 $56,670 50
75 Training and Development Specialists $74,380 $37,570 610
76 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $74,110 $44,670 1,230
77 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $74,040 $33,650 430
78 Dental Hygienists $73,820 $63,910 420
79 Financial Specialists, All Other $73,760 $47,430 310
80 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $73,260 $47,010 160
81 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $72,340 $28,140 30
82 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products $71,830 $42,140 820
83 Mechanical Engineers $71,790 $39,820 660
84 Real Estate Brokers $71,440 $25,210 180
85 Compliance Officers $70,360 $38,330 380
86 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $69,750 $48,400 90
87 Librarians $69,390 $43,940 240
88 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products $68,600 $28,650 1,850
89 Loan Officers $68,420 $19,790 420
90 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $68,210 $38,550 190
91 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $67,760 $52,590 150
92 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $67,640 $29,000 40
93 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $67,640 $28,670 400
94 Cost Estimators $66,440 $35,660 630
95 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $66,150 $39,780 890
96 Food Service Managers $66,090 $40,160 160
97 Registered Nurses $65,990 $51,430 5,210
98 Accountants and Auditors $65,850 $35,260 2,510
99 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $65,710 $31,630 520
100 Fundraisers $65,460 $35,570 200