These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Denver, 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 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:

  1. Surgeons
  2. Psychiatrists
  3. Chief Executives
  4. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  5. Family and General Practitioners
  6. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  7. Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
  8. Dentists, General
  9. Petroleum Engineers
  10. Architectural and Engineering Managers

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 8 on the list of highest paid professions in the 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:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Denver For 2018

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 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Denver

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Surgeons $252,730 $159,900 620
2 Psychiatrists $230,510 $85,690 250
3 Chief Executives $226,930 $98,840 570
4 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $224,610 $97,350 1,380
5 Family and General Practitioners $221,520 $67,390 1,260
6 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $204,040 $60,130 220
7 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $186,720 $91,070 2,920
8 Dentists, General $183,650 $72,430 970
9 Petroleum Engineers $170,170 $91,450 1,460
10 Architectural and Engineering Managers $163,770 $111,560 2,130
11 Computer and Information Systems Managers $163,230 $102,540 4,470
12 Financial Managers $160,340 $88,970 3,980
13 Internists, General $151,190 $54,700 200
14 Marketing Managers $146,960 $78,110 1,960
15 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $145,950 $52,210 4,330
16 Sales Managers $145,380 $61,880 3,140
17 Human Resources Managers $145,090 $85,340 1,080
18 Natural Sciences Managers $142,980 $89,580 670
19 Lawyers $142,700 $56,720 8,750
20 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $141,000 $125,670 260
21 Air Traffic Controllers $140,710 $96,870 190
22 Compensation and Benefits Managers $140,060 $73,640 160
23 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $138,410 $67,910 460
24 General and Operations Managers $137,960 $52,110 24,240
25 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $135,660 $74,000 620
26 Managers, All Other $134,220 $77,650 4,800
27 Aerospace Engineers $129,670 $70,500 1,260
28 Purchasing Managers $128,080 $85,950 600
29 Optometrists $124,740 $71,150 440
30 Personal Financial Advisors $124,610 $55,610 2,260
31 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $124,340 $56,460 1,800
32 Broadcast News Analysts $123,610 $27,590 40
33 Medical and Health Services Managers $119,430 $69,020 2,150
34 Pharmacists $115,150 $70,070 3,650
35 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $113,920 $57,430 920
36 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $113,450 $52,330 4,270
37 Advertising and Promotions Managers $112,940 $53,560 430
38 Industrial Production Managers $111,240 $56,220 680
39 Nurse Practitioners $111,140 $79,800 1,280
40 Training and Development Managers $110,480 $70,630 250
41 Sales Engineers $109,330 $64,940 1,660
42 Legislators $108,620 $18,110 130
43 Administrative Services Managers $108,300 $55,220 1,380
44 Software Developers, Systems Software $108,070 $67,910 7,840
45 Financial Analysts $107,430 $47,530 3,190
46 Computer Network Architects $106,810 $66,170 3,030
47 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $106,480 $63,810 170
48 Hydrologists $104,970 $75,320 220
49 Software Developers, Applications $104,320 $66,800 14,820
50 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $104,240 $39,360 160
51 Materials Engineers $102,190 $64,950 410
52 Engineers, All Other $100,440 $65,250 870
53 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $99,510 $70,190 260
54 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $98,640 $65,830 3,660
55 Information Security Analysts $98,590 $64,510 1,090
56 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $97,960 $81,140 820
57 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $97,910 $38,730 390
58 Nurse Midwives $97,290 $58,430 90
59 Computer Systems Analysts $97,070 $57,780 6,220
60 Physician Assistants $96,980 $69,500 1,310
61 Database Administrators $96,470 $54,770 1,530
62 Electrical Engineers $95,690 $61,210 2,220
63 Construction Managers $95,280 $53,420 3,890
64 Psychologists, All Other $94,860 $47,790 80
65 Chemical Engineers $94,710 $43,150 370
66 Economists $94,210 $53,700 180
67 Industrial Engineers $93,510 $57,640 1,620
68 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $93,200 $43,760 980
69 Computer Occupations, All Other $93,140 $53,790 6,190
70 Materials Scientists $93,000 $55,280 100
71 Commercial Pilots $92,800 $39,740 410
72 Audiologists $92,520 $64,620 150
73 Emergency Management Directors $91,770 $56,820 50
74 Management Analysts $91,750 $50,520 5,800
75 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $91,600 $41,870 1,500
76 Mechanical Engineers $91,510 $57,180 3,970
77 Veterinarians $91,290 $30,450 1,030
78 Biochemists and Biophysicists $90,620 $43,910 150
79 Art Directors $90,160 $48,470 460
80 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $90,060 $56,610 1,100
81 Computer Programmers $89,990 $50,770 2,130
82 Biomedical Engineers $89,890 $59,310 230
83 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $89,300 $32,340 790
84 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $89,010 $48,190 2,940
85 Real Estate Sales Agents $89,000 $27,230 1,840
86 Power Distributors and Dispatchers $88,620 $63,220 60
87 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $88,370 $64,840 2,180
88 Speech-Language Pathologists $88,320 $62,810 1,640
89 Civil Engineers $88,150 $53,560 5,150
90 Radiation Therapists $86,120 $60,390 140
91 Court Reporters $85,970 $56,540 180
92 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $85,660 $52,320 7,160
93 Urban and Regional Planners $84,780 $53,070 390
94 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $84,060 $65,570 510
95 Credit Analysts $83,150 $49,950 1,090
96 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $82,690 $39,390 8,170
97 Occupational Therapists $82,120 $57,250 1,470
98 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers $81,960 $59,500 280
99 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $81,770 $64,430 520
100 Landscape Architects $81,680 $62,480 320

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