These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Colorado For 2019

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by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Colorado

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

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 12 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.

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Colorado For 2019

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 681 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 29, 2019.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Colorado

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $286,560 $196,450 750
2 Anesthesiologists $270,180 $119,250 530
3 Surgeons $244,940 $92,920 730
4 Psychiatrists $234,860 $90,290 370
5 Family And General Practitioners $220,960 $96,970 3,460
6 Internists, General $220,070 $132,700 500
7 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $219,310 $100,920 2,620
8 Chief Executives $198,130 $85,110 570
9 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $196,670 $68,650 3,250
10 Pediatricians, General $185,770 $99,230 410
11 Athletes And Sports Competitors $183,110 $21,960 370
12 Dentists, General $174,930 $81,420 2,330
13 Nurse Anesthetists $172,700 $131,620 340
14 Architectural And Engineering Managers $172,300 $116,960 3,350
15 Marketing Managers $169,630 $92,380 3,840
16 Computer And Information Systems Managers $164,220 $96,530 7,600
17 Financial Managers $163,740 $86,130 7,520
18 Sales Managers $160,320 $80,500 5,240
19 Compensation And Benefits Managers $155,570 $92,110 150
20 Petroleum Engineers $153,640 $72,030 1,240
21 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $150,890 $131,210 560
22 Lawyers $147,560 $66,650 12,930
23 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $144,880 $50,820 5,810
24 Purchasing Managers $144,090 $91,950 800
25 Human Resources Managers $143,460 $83,360 1,780
26 Natural Sciences Managers $141,750 $82,640 1,230
27 Managers, All Other $138,490 $75,210 8,940
28 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $136,990 $75,970 1,240
29 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $135,310 $56,370 190
30 Optometrists $132,030 $56,640 830
31 General And Operations Managers $131,920 $46,310 39,200
32 Sales Engineers $129,560 $76,790 3,190
33 Industrial Production Managers $128,380 $63,430 1,160
34 Air Traffic Controllers $128,210 $68,760 710
35 Software Developers, Systems Software $124,410 $78,250 11,170
36 Aerospace Engineers $124,070 $68,420 1,890
37 Advertising And Promotions Managers $122,970 $56,380 390
38 Mathematicians $122,840 $61,470 80
39 Training And Development Managers $122,310 $67,790 470
40 Computer And Information Research Scientists $121,180 $66,580 480
41 Pharmacists $120,980 $64,540 5,180
42 Actuaries $119,660 $60,010 210
43 Administrative Services Managers $119,650 $62,940 2,390
44 Podiatrists $119,190 $52,470 110
45 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $118,580 $70,250 1,330
46 Medical And Health Services Managers $118,540 $62,980 5,460
47 Computer Hardware Engineers $117,120 $68,680 3,880
48 Physical Scientists, All Other $116,530 $47,980 560
49 Computer Network Architects $115,300 $70,290 6,040
50 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $112,090 $59,150 2,040
51 Materials Scientists $111,890 $74,030 120
52 Engineers, All Other $111,610 $68,530 2,500
53 Nurse Practitioners $111,210 $78,450 2,920
54 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $111,130 $44,660 2,010
55 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $109,350 $66,640 220
56 Financial Analysts $109,120 $47,750 3,770
57 Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $108,130 $63,280 440
58 Nurse Midwives $107,100 $84,100 120
59 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $106,950 $47,330 1,040
60 Software Developers, Applications $106,730 $62,920 30,400
61 Physicists $106,490 $53,660 930
62 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $105,560 $66,230 5,630
63 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $104,530 $41,740 290
64 Economists $104,350 $61,970 220
65 Mechanical Engineers $104,220 $56,970 4,750
66 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $103,940 $69,060 360
67 Personal Financial Advisors $103,540 $46,920 4,010
68 First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives $103,500 $62,830 1,320
69 Education Administrators, All Other $103,350 $62,020 540
70 Information Security Analysts $102,820 $57,500 3,590
71 Physician Assistants $102,770 $63,740 3,190
72 Computer Occupations, All Other $102,470 $58,180 16,440
73 Materials Engineers $100,940 $59,730 470
74 Chemical Engineers $100,670 $45,100 690
75 Electrical Engineers $100,550 $58,340 3,380
76 Industrial Engineers $100,460 $61,680 3,250
77 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $99,200 $45,070 5,320
78 Environmental Engineers $98,350 $59,130 1,260
79 Construction Managers $97,170 $54,330 8,650
80 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $96,890 $59,260 1,160
81 Biomedical Engineers $96,880 $63,730 570
82 Broadcast News Analysts $96,680 $34,540 130
83 Computer Systems Analysts $96,030 $59,550 8,680
84 Computer Programmers $94,750 $54,580 2,970
85 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $94,450 $37,300 380
86 Management Analysts $94,100 $52,060 10,900
87 Hydrologists $93,750 $60,540 500
88 Civil Engineers $93,560 $54,520 10,680
89 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $93,280 $75,470 170
90 Environmental Scientists And Specialists, Including Health $93,010 $50,750 2,930
91 Property, Real Estate, And Community Association Managers $92,900 $43,570 1,920
92 Veterinarians $92,710 $55,120 2,150
93 Radiation Therapists $92,670 $65,120 210
94 First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers $92,490 $43,000 5,850
95 Art Directors $92,440 $51,770 570
96 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $92,430 $65,520 4,850
97 Commercial Pilots $91,930 $57,140 870
98 Database Administrators $91,410 $51,740 2,710
99 Forestry And Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary $91,260 $48,100 130
100 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $91,120 $43,170 320

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