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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 Denver 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 Denver.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Denver:
Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 8 on the list of highest paid professions in Denver. 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 Denver and Colorado job scene here:
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 594 job classifications in Denver 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 29, 2019.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|4||Physicians and Surgeons, All Other||$224,610|
|5||Family and General Practitioners||$221,520|
|6||Obstetricians and Gynecologists||$204,040|
|7||Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers||$186,720|
|10||Architectural and Engineering Managers||$163,770|
|11||Computer and Information Systems Managers||$163,230|
|15||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$145,950|
|17||Human Resources Managers||$145,090|
|18||Natural Sciences Managers||$142,980|
|20||Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates||$141,000|
|21||Air Traffic Controllers||$140,710|
|22||Compensation and Benefits Managers||$140,060|
|23||Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers||$138,410|
|24||General and Operations Managers||$137,960|
|25||Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||$135,660|
|26||Managers, All Other||$134,220|
|30||Personal Financial Advisors||$124,610|
|31||Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers||$124,340|
|32||Broadcast News Analysts||$123,610|
|33||Medical and Health Services Managers||$119,430|
|35||Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers||$113,920|
|36||Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products||$113,450|
|37||Advertising and Promotions Managers||$112,940|
|38||Industrial Production Managers||$111,240|
|40||Training and Development Managers||$110,480|
|43||Administrative Services Managers||$108,300|
|44||Software Developers, Systems Software||$108,070|
|46||Computer Network Architects||$106,810|
|47||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers||$106,480|
|49||Software Developers, Applications||$104,320|
|50||Law Teachers, Postsecondary||$104,240|
|52||Engineers, All Other||$100,440|
|53||Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors||$99,510|
|54||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$98,640|
|55||Information Security Analysts||$98,590|
|56||First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives||$97,960|
|57||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$97,910|
|59||Computer Systems Analysts||$97,070|
|64||Psychologists, All Other||$94,860|
|68||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$93,200|
|69||Computer Occupations, All Other||$93,140|
|73||Emergency Management Directors||$91,770|
|75||Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers||$91,600|
|78||Biochemists and Biophysicists||$90,620|
|80||Detectives and Criminal Investigators||$90,060|
|83||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$89,300|
|84||First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers||$89,010|
|85||Real Estate Sales Agents||$89,000|
|86||Power Distributors and Dispatchers||$88,620|
|87||Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School||$88,370|
|92||Network and Computer Systems Administrators||$85,660|
|93||Urban and Regional Planners||$84,780|
|94||First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers||$84,060|
|96||Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists||$82,690|
|98||Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers||$81,960|
|99||Diagnostic Medical Sonographers||$81,770|
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