These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Colorado For 2018

We combed through the data to identify the profession in Colorado that will get you rich.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarRankings - 3 months ago

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:

  1. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  2. Anesthesiologists
  3. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  4. Surgeons
  5. Psychiatrists
  6. Family and General Practitioners
  7. Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
  8. Internists, General
  9. Chief Executives
  10. Pediatricians, General

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.

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

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Colorado For 2018

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.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Colorado

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $277,770 $182,850 560
2 Anesthesiologists $261,920 $101,460 540
3 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $253,000 $113,990 2,720
4 Surgeons $239,850 $89,400 900
5 Psychiatrists $235,450 $87,280 450
6 Family And General Practitioners $222,240 $86,230 3,580
7 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $209,830 $105,700 3,080
8 Internists, General $206,490 $129,370 520
9 Chief Executives $205,130 $88,340 640
10 Pediatricians, General $200,990 $99,240 400
11 Dentists, All Other Specialists $188,310 $86,520 70
12 Architectural And Engineering Managers $171,610 $113,140 3,290
13 Dentists, General $168,110 $67,140 1,930
14 Petroleum Engineers $163,110 $75,390 1,410
15 Marketing Managers $161,970 $86,700 3,410
16 Computer And Information Systems Managers $161,780 $92,360 7,100
17 Financial Managers $158,000 $84,320 6,410
18 Sales Managers $156,280 $76,050 4,870
19 Nurse Anesthetists $152,240 $85,210 380
20 Athletes And Sports Competitors $149,730 $19,680 440
21 Natural Sciences Managers $148,370 $85,810 1,230
22 Compensation And Benefits Managers $146,950 $85,720 150
23 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $143,500 $84,150 610
24 Lawyers $141,200 $65,190 11,450
25 Human Resources Managers $139,850 $82,470 1,550
26 Purchasing Managers $137,690 $88,420 720
27 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $134,080 $46,540 5,590
28 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $133,680 $53,310 170
29 Managers, All Other $133,300 $72,220 7,930
30 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $132,730 $74,840 1,160
31 Aerospace Engineers $131,360 $70,230 2,370
32 General And Operations Managers $129,750 $44,800 41,560
33 Training And Development Managers $126,240 $76,160 360
34 Sales Engineers $124,820 $71,170 3,270
35 Optometrists $124,800 $61,650 800
36 Industrial Production Managers $123,050 $59,940 1,100
37 Software Developers, Systems Software $122,170 $79,180 13,260
38 Advertising And Promotions Managers $120,280 $52,930 440
39 Personal Financial Advisors $118,470 $51,600 3,800
40 Pharmacists $118,360 $71,630 5,270
41 Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $118,050 $61,330 620
42 Computer Hardware Engineers $117,450 $70,500 3,630
43 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $116,930 $50,490 1,900
44 Medical And Health Services Managers $116,570 $65,000 4,990
45 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $116,470 $70,310 1,210
46 Computer And Information Research Scientists $116,400 $45,510 410
47 Materials Scientists $114,570 $70,440 150
48 Administrative Services Managers $113,740 $58,310 2,250
49 Nurse Practitioners $110,440 $77,370 2,810
50 Financial Analysts $110,290 $46,620 3,910
51 Computer Network Architects $109,840 $66,150 4,960
52 Astronomers $109,100 $65,880 140
53 Podiatrists $107,430 $46,710 140
54 Engineers, All Other $106,940 $66,660 2,580
55 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $106,410 $64,000 220
56 Mathematicians $105,790 $62,620 40
57 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $105,570 $52,900 2,080
58 Physicists $104,840 $52,250 960
59 Software Developers, Applications $104,620 $62,940 27,210
60 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $104,530 $46,850 1,090
61 Physician Assistants $104,100 $69,800 3,180
62 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $103,660 $40,210 280
63 Mechanical Engineers $103,460 $58,920 4,920
64 Information Security Analysts $103,210 $60,030 2,870
65 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $103,170 $66,220 6,380
66 Materials Engineers $102,300 $66,050 540
67 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $101,320 $47,050 5,250
68 Environmental Engineers $99,840 $58,290 1,750
69 Industrial Engineers $99,750 $59,390 3,630
70 Chiropractors $99,350 $36,710 980
71 Computer Occupations, All Other $98,570 $57,200 14,390
72 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $98,320 $64,900 1,410
73 Education Administrators, All Other $98,280 $60,340 470
74 Biomedical Engineers $98,200 $62,070 520
75 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $98,110 $66,280 390
76 Construction Managers $96,910 $51,750 7,190
77 Computer Systems Analysts $96,310 $57,630 8,240
78 Computer Programmers $96,100 $54,180 3,260
79 Chemical Engineers $95,990 $44,430 600
80 Economists $95,650 $54,140 220
81 Electrical Engineers $95,340 $55,030 3,530
82 Hydrologists $94,910 $61,610 520
83 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $94,200 $58,720 1,180
84 Database Administrators $92,790 $50,980 2,470
85 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $92,130 $35,430 390
86 Operations Research Analysts $91,640 $52,230 940
87 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $90,480 $40,910 140
88 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $90,430 $63,770 4,650
89 Environmental Scientists And Specialists, Including Health $90,100 $50,310 3,140
90 Radiation Therapists $89,700 $59,460 240
91 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $89,500 $38,670 320
92 Art Directors $89,420 $46,800 660
93 Civil Engineers $88,950 $53,680 9,480
94 Forestry And Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary $88,830 $46,500 110
95 Audiologists $88,820 $67,160 290
96 Geological And Petroleum Technicians $88,610 $40,910 790
97 Speech-Language Pathologists $88,500 $57,610 3,410
98 Management Analysts $88,460 $49,550 9,730
99 Occupational Therapists $88,290 $62,150 2,770
100 Property, Real Estate, And Community Association Managers $87,950 $38,230 2,190

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