The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Denver, CO For 2020

by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2020. This is our fifth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Denver

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:

  1. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  2. Anesthesiologists
  3. Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists
  4. Chief Executives
  5. Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
  6. Psychiatrists
  7. Family Medicine Physicians
  8. Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
  9. Nurse Anesthetists
  10. Dentists, General

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 10 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:

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Denver For 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 587 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, 2020.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Denver

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $266,000 $174,680 420
2 Anesthesiologists $256,220 $77,280 380
3 Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists $247,240 $133,230 260
4 Chief Executives $228,440 $114,960 290
5 Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $224,530 $107,140 1,870
6 Psychiatrists $221,760 $83,800 190
7 Family Medicine Physicians $207,530 $59,590 990
8 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers $192,270 $58,020 3,470
9 Nurse Anesthetists $181,480 $143,790 210
10 Dentists, General $179,840 $106,290 1,310
11 Architectural and Engineering Managers $179,520 $120,760 2,270
12 General Internal Medicine Physicians $178,150 $59,810 310
13 Computer and Information Systems Managers $175,800 $106,670 5,680
14 Marketing Managers $174,520 $102,530 2,750
15 Financial Managers $173,050 $91,680 5,260
16 Athletes and Sports Competitors $172,760 $21,460 230
17 Sales Managers $172,280 $80,450 3,730
18 Pediatricians, General $165,780 $106,120 190
19 Compensation and Benefits Managers $161,060 $106,810 130
20 Petroleum Engineers $160,940 $92,920 930
21 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $157,720 $128,530 280
22 Lawyers $156,100 $68,000 10,780
23 Purchasing Managers $153,290 $98,200 650
24 Human Resources Managers $152,690 $88,290 1,310
25 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other $151,960 $88,380 5,540
26 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $148,740 $82,490 800
27 Natural Sciences Managers $147,040 $83,970 660
28 General and Operations Managers $145,880 $52,650 22,510
29 Optometrists $138,520 $86,290 470
30 Industrial Production Managers $136,110 $69,590 650
31 Sales Engineers $131,290 $72,020 1,630
32 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $129,190 $72,430 890
33 Medical and Health Services Managers $128,330 $67,660 3,040
34 Training and Development Managers $128,180 $65,210 360
35 Administrative Services and Facilities Managers $127,530 $68,220 1,710
36 Physical Scientists, All Other $127,200 $68,800 350
37 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $124,990 $54,090 1,360
38 Computer Network Architects $124,780 $77,610 5,040
39 Air Traffic Controllers $123,360 $55,010 300
40 Aerospace Engineers $122,450 $74,060 1,220
41 Actuaries $120,950 $69,160 210
42 Computer and Information Research Scientists $120,900 $82,230 160
43 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $119,520 $63,860 890
44 Engineers, All Other $117,380 $75,410 1,310
45 Personal Financial Advisors $117,290 $44,640 3,640
46 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $116,920 $94,640 760
47 Pharmacists $116,670 $37,190 3,070
48 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $113,470 $69,650 4,230
49 Education Administrators, All Other $113,360 $55,420 100
50 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $112,130 $46,930 4,560
51 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $111,290 $69,660 180
52 Computer Occupations, All Other $111,280 $63,090 9,260
53 Computer Hardware Engineers $110,960 $63,120 2,130
54 Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers $110,680 $67,050 28,740
55 Nurse Midwives $109,900 $81,650 70
56 Physician Assistants $108,440 $75,820 1,730
57 Nurse Practitioners $108,150 $74,070 1,420
58 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $107,960 $73,940 160
59 Mechanical Engineers $107,880 $62,950 3,200
60 Commercial Pilots $107,370 $57,910 530
61 Construction Managers $105,900 $60,170 6,850
62 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $105,720 $62,870 170
63 Materials Scientists $105,220 $72,330 70
64 Environmental Engineers $104,560 $61,690 710
65 First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers $103,500 $81,930 630
66 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $103,270 $44,690 4,480
67 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $102,390 $44,430 130
68 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $100,660 $43,750 880
69 Computer Systems Analysts $100,510 $62,480 6,710
70 Emergency Management Directors $100,290 $67,360 60
71 Management Analysts $99,570 $55,130 8,290
72 Hydrologists $99,160 $69,740 210
73 Economists $99,140 $56,030 120
74 Information Security Analysts $98,700 $55,220 2,440
75 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $98,570 $44,860 1,010
76 Speech-Language Pathologists $98,360 $68,030 2,260
77 Industrial Engineers $98,350 $64,230 1,740
78 Computer Programmers $98,060 $58,760 1,740
79 Materials Engineers $97,920 $51,560 260
80 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $97,870 $60,210 1,460
81 Veterinarians $97,660 $57,030 1,120
82 Electrical Engineers $97,520 $55,940 1,990
83 Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other $97,370 $57,110 490
84 Financial and Investment Analysts, Financial Risk Specialists, and Financial Specialists, All Other $97,200 $50,910 6,220
85 Psychologists, All Other $96,870 $45,490 80
86 Database Administrators and Architects $96,500 $50,250 2,190
87 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $96,410 $63,190 1,220
88 Radiation Therapists $96,270 $67,620 110
89 Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary $95,780 $68,580 2,490
90 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $95,750 $41,320 420
91 Civil Engineers $95,570 $56,950 6,940
92 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $93,680 $40,980 130
93 Chemical Engineers $93,670 $41,490 390
94 Occupational Therapists $92,470 $67,550 2,000
95 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $92,290 $57,150 8,320
96 Credit Analysts $91,360 $52,530 1,330
97 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $91,360 $58,130 1,490
98 Operations Research Analysts $90,550 $54,500 490
99 Social and Community Service Managers $90,420 $48,810 820
100 Dental Hygienists $90,030 $79,030 2,420
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