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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 Obstetricians And Gynecologists are the highest paid people in Denver.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Denver:
- Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists
- Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
- Chief Executives
- General Internal Medicine Physicians
- Dentists, General
- Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
- Family Medicine Physicians
- Pediatricians, General
Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 7 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:
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- 10 Best Startups to Work For in Denver
- These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Jobs In Colorado In 2017
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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Denver For 2021
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 574 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, 2021.
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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Denver
|1||Obstetricians and Gynecologists||$280,660|
|2||Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists||$255,810|
|4||Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric||$248,470|
|6||General Internal Medicine Physicians||$224,360|
|8||Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers||$204,900|
|9||Family Medicine Physicians||$204,010|
|12||Athletes and Sports Competitors||$182,290|
|13||Architectural and Engineering Managers||$180,260|
|14||Computer and Information Systems Managers||$178,110|
|18||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$164,130|
|19||Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates||$163,930|
|20||Advertising and Promotions Managers||$160,440|
|22||Human Resources Managers||$156,840|
|23||Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other||$156,610|
|24||Compensation and Benefits Managers||$155,610|
|25||General and Operations Managers||$155,430|
|28||Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||$152,030|
|29||Natural Sciences Managers||$151,930|
|30||Industrial Production Managers||$149,550|
|33||Air Traffic Controllers||$138,730|
|35||Medical and Health Services Managers||$129,970|
|36||Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers||$129,530|
|37||Administrative Services and Facilities Managers||$128,730|
|38||Computer Network Architects||$127,510|
|39||Physical Scientists, All Other||$127,130|
|42||Training and Development Managers||$124,060|
|44||Education Administrators, All Other||$120,110|
|45||First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives||$120,010|
|46||Personal Financial Advisors||$119,890|
|47||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers||$118,490|
|48||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$118,290|
|49||Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers||$116,910|
|50||Computer Occupations, All Other||$116,720|
|52||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$115,190|
|54||Computer and Information Research Scientists||$112,950|
|55||Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers||$112,860|
|57||Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products||$112,260|
|58||Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers||$111,530|
|59||Engineers, All Other||$111,080|
|60||Computer Hardware Engineers||$110,960|
|63||First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers||$108,810|
|65||Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors||$108,110|
|66||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$107,100|
|68||Computer Systems Analysts||$106,750|
|69||Information Security Analysts||$105,930|
|70||Emergency Management Directors||$105,460|
|71||Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists||$104,260|
|72||First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers||$104,180|
|73||Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers||$104,140|
|77||Database Administrators and Architects||$101,410|
|83||Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists||$99,610|
|84||Detectives and Criminal Investigators||$99,550|
|86||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$99,220|
|87||Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary||$98,980|
|88||Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other||$97,370|
|89||Network and Computer Systems Administrators||$95,770|
|93||Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay||$93,950|
|95||Labor Relations Specialists||$93,150|
|98||Operations Research Analysts||$92,760|
|100||Financial and Investment Analysts, Financial Risk Specialists, and Financial Specialists, All Other||$92,220|
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