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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 Colorado. 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 Obstetricians And Gynecologists are the highest paid people in Colorado.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Colorado:
Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 13 on the list of highest paid professions in the Centennial State. 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.
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 685 job classifications in Colorado 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 data on March 30, 2018.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|1||Obstetricians And Gynecologists||$277,770|
|3||Physicians And Surgeons, All Other||$253,000|
|6||Family And General Practitioners||$222,240|
|7||Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers||$209,830|
|11||Dentists, All Other Specialists||$188,310|
|12||Architectural And Engineering Managers||$171,610|
|16||Computer And Information Systems Managers||$161,780|
|20||Athletes And Sports Competitors||$149,730|
|21||Natural Sciences Managers||$148,370|
|22||Compensation And Benefits Managers||$146,950|
|23||Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates||$143,500|
|25||Human Resources Managers||$139,850|
|27||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$134,080|
|28||Law Teachers, Postsecondary||$133,680|
|29||Managers, All Other||$133,300|
|30||Public Relations And Fundraising Managers||$132,730|
|32||General And Operations Managers||$129,750|
|33||Training And Development Managers||$126,240|
|36||Industrial Production Managers||$123,050|
|37||Software Developers, Systems Software||$122,170|
|38||Advertising And Promotions Managers||$120,280|
|39||Personal Financial Advisors||$118,470|
|41||Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers||$118,050|
|42||Computer Hardware Engineers||$117,450|
|43||Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers||$116,930|
|44||Medical And Health Services Managers||$116,570|
|45||Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers||$116,470|
|46||Computer And Information Research Scientists||$116,400|
|48||Administrative Services Managers||$113,740|
|51||Computer Network Architects||$109,840|
|54||Engineers, All Other||$106,940|
|55||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers||$106,410|
|57||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$105,570|
|59||Software Developers, Applications||$104,620|
|60||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$104,530|
|62||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$103,660|
|64||Information Security Analysts||$103,210|
|65||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$103,170|
|67||Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products||$101,320|
|71||Computer Occupations, All Other||$98,570|
|72||First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives||$98,320|
|73||Education Administrators, All Other||$98,280|
|75||Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors||$98,110|
|77||Computer Systems Analysts||$96,310|
|83||Atmospheric And Space Scientists||$94,200|
|85||Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$92,130|
|86||Operations Research Analysts||$91,640|
|87||Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary||$90,480|
|88||Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School||$90,430|
|89||Environmental Scientists And Specialists, Including Health||$90,100|
|91||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$89,500|
|94||Forestry And Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$88,830|
|96||Geological And Petroleum Technicians||$88,610|
|100||Property, Real Estate, And Community Association Managers||$87,950|
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