These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Fort Collins, CO For 2018

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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 Fort Collins 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 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other are the highest paid people in Fort Collins.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Fort Collins:

  1. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  2. Chief Executives
  3. Surgeons
  4. Dentists, General
  5. Family and General Practitioners
  6. Marketing Managers
  7. Lawyers
  8. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  9. Financial Managers
  10. Computer and Information Systems Managers

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 4 on the list of highest paid professions in Fort Collins. 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 Fort Collins and Colorado job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Fort Collins For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 347 job classifications in Fort Collins 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 Fort Collins

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $257,820 $152,510 170
2 Chief Executives $199,550 $95,080 30
3 Surgeons $195,710 $87,490 30
4 Dentists, General $194,810 $114,770 170
5 Family and General Practitioners $174,110 $72,940 200
6 Marketing Managers $156,740 $87,020 100
7 Lawyers $153,660 $64,780 270
8 Architectural and Engineering Managers $143,410 $91,480 310
9 Financial Managers $140,050 $70,200 230
10 Computer and Information Systems Managers $139,040 $88,810 260
11 Sales Managers $128,210 $45,980 220
12 Human Resources Managers $126,330 $84,440 70
13 Natural Sciences Managers $122,230 $82,870 210
14 Pharmacists $121,890 $103,500 220
15 Managers, All Other $120,100 $68,920 280
16 Computer Hardware Engineers $119,230 $83,390 670
17 Purchasing Managers $118,730 $69,660 50
18 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $117,780 $38,710 110
19 Industrial Production Managers $114,750 $71,890 90
20 Medical and Health Services Managers $112,600 $65,300 310
21 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $107,660 $56,850 50
22 General and Operations Managers $105,850 $39,010 1,980
23 Physician Assistants $104,660 $76,130 150
24 Administrative Services Managers $103,210 $64,200 130
25 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $103,100 $83,600 70
26 Civil Engineers $101,520 $41,680 610
27 Loan Officers $101,050 $47,940 200
28 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $100,160 $48,090 250
29 Optometrists $99,930 $43,080 50
30 Environmental Engineers $99,470 $54,610 190
31 Computer Network Architects $99,080 $56,450 90
32 Electrical Engineers $97,490 $61,620 360
33 Computer Occupations, All Other $96,680 $53,820 510
34 Industrial Engineers $94,920 $52,490 300
35 Statisticians $94,300 $57,480 50
36 Sales Engineers $93,540 $51,640 150
37 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $91,340 $65,330 220
38 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $91,210 $76,320 70
39 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $90,610 $38,940 140
40 Engineers, All Other $88,920 $62,850 130
41 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $88,650 $55,520 160
42 Hydrologists $88,440 $60,260 30
43 Nurse Practitioners $88,060 $64,170 100
44 Computer Systems Analysts $87,430 $58,940 400
45 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers $86,490 $40,610 80
46 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $86,320 $53,390 40
47 Computer Programmers $85,500 $49,220 140
48 Software Developers, Applications $84,390 $48,750 850
49 Construction Managers $83,860 $53,780 400
50 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators $82,450 $67,650 40
51 Occupational Therapists $80,120 $56,690 200
52 Management Analysts $79,900 $36,650 330
53 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists $79,620 $52,850 90
54 Database Administrators $79,470 $46,890 70
55 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $79,280 $40,030 220
56 Logisticians $79,240 $42,770 200
57 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $78,940 $64,890 40
58 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $78,800 $54,660 400
59 Physical Therapists $78,420 $57,150 300
60 Veterinarians $78,100 $37,190 220
61 Personal Financial Advisors $77,840 $38,670 160
62 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $77,320 $48,200 40
63 Speech-Language Pathologists $77,150 $50,520 180
64 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $76,970 $52,520 110
65 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $76,940 $39,710 160
66 Biological Scientists, All Other $76,690 $39,800 140
67 Mechanical Engineers $76,670 $47,450 450
68 Financial Analysts $76,570 $44,630 140
69 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $76,010 $28,710 70
70 Budget Analysts $75,060 $54,710 40
71 Financial Specialists, All Other $74,840 $34,590 50
72 Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers $74,260 $56,970 500
73 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $74,240 $29,400 760
74 Chiropractors $74,240 $52,120 60
75 Art Directors $74,170 $53,480 40
76 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $74,130 $48,900 60
77 Social and Community Service Managers $73,630 $38,420 70
78 Urban and Regional Planners $73,430 $54,520 50
79 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $72,970 $42,300 150
80 Dental Hygienists $72,830 $45,950 280
81 Computer Network Support Specialists $72,540 $42,000 220
82 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products $72,250 $24,130 1,390
83 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $72,180 $38,830 320
84 Real Estate Brokers $72,020 $33,120 100
85 Electrical and Electronics Drafters $71,720 $50,370 50
86 Compliance Officers $71,430 $34,610 220
87 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $70,340 $42,960 90
88 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $69,500 $32,420 2,000
89 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products $68,990 $42,640 360
90 Conservation Scientists $68,990 $42,080 450
91 Technical Writers $68,540 $45,740 70
92 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment $68,330 $44,340 150
93 Chemists $68,090 $43,830 250
94 Registered Nurses $67,480 $51,990 2,630
95 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $67,340 $47,210 520
96 Instructional Coordinators $67,080 $43,990 110
97 Human Resources Specialists $66,870 $35,380 460
98 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians $66,640 $39,290 160
99 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $66,510 $42,830 430
100 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other $65,580 $28,340 1,080