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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Colorado

The top 200 highest paying jobs in Colorado (ranked by annual average salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid workers) and the number of employment of each job in Colorado are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Colorado is family and general practitioners with an average annual salary of $204,510. The second highest paying job is general internists (average salary $197,290). The salary and the employment information in Colorado is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Colorado

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Family and General Practitioners
$204,510
3,810
2 General Internists
$197,290
520
3 General Pediatricians
$191,270
540
4 Psychiatrists
$186,520
360
5 Obstetricians and Gynecologists
$183,830
510
6 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$180,180
2,980
7 General Dentists
$155,900
2,020
8 Nurse Anesthetists
$153,880
290
9 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$152,450
3,250
10 Chief Executives
$149,750
880
11 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$149,430
6,340
12 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$146,810
590
13 Marketing Managers
$145,800
3,060
14 Petroleum Engineers
$141,220
1,680
15 Financial Managers
$141,200
5,930
16 Sales Managers
$135,870
4,570
17 Other Specialists Dentists
$133,780
40
18 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$132,700
190
19 Optometrists
$131,980
930
20 Purchasing Managers
$127,030
760
21 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$126,050
960
22 Human Resources Managers
$126,010
1,460
23 Natural Sciences Managers
$125,130
1,330
24 Pharmacists
$122,810
5,510
25 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$121,040
220
26 All Other Managers
$120,440
7,550
27 Sales Engineers
$119,960
3,620
28 Aerospace Engineers
$119,870
2,410
29 Materials Scientists
$119,500
150
30 Lawyers
$118,000
11,230
31 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$115,930
480
32 Computer Hardware Engineers
$115,520
3,700
33 Training and Development Managers
$113,830
340
34 Systems Software Developers
$113,520
13,650
35 Actuaries
$112,140
260
36 Computer Network Architects
$110,790
4,130
37 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$108,940
210
38 General and Operations Managers
$108,090
41,540
39 Materials Engineers
$106,690
710
40 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$106,020
1,170
41 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$105,770
5,510
42 Engineers, All Other
$105,360
2,130
43 Medical and Health Services Managers
$104,240
4,420
44 Applications Software Developers
$103,910
25,450
45 Industrial Production Managers
$102,720
1,100
46 Other Physical Scientists
$102,500
480
47 Information Security Analysts
$100,950
2,250
48 Nurse Practitioners
$100,940
2,620
49 Physician Assistants
$100,890
2,850
50 Mining and Geological Engineers
$100,060
610
51 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$99,840
2,180
52 Administrative Services Managers
$99,260
2,280
53 Biomedical Engineers
$96,640
510
54 Physicists
$96,560
1,010
55 Database Administrators
$96,440
2,430
56 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$96,420
1,580
57 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$96,070
1,050
58 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$95,930
430
59 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$95,920
5,940
60 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$95,570
5,590
61 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$95,520
1,430
62 Nurse Midwives
$94,940
120
63 Electrical Engineers
$94,930
3,630
64 Other Computer Occupations
$94,220
11,370
65 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$94,050
310
66 Other Psychologists
$93,790
260
67 Hydrologists
$93,280
410
68 Industrial Engineers
$92,950
3,260
69 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$92,370
250
70 Computer Programmers
$92,340
2,930
71 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$92,200
180
72 Environmental Engineers
$92,120
1,810
73 Other Education Administrators
$91,640
470
74 Economists
$91,610
190
75 Radiation Therapists
$90,950
250
76 Computer Systems Analysts
$90,810
8,770
77 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$90,370
100
78 Chemical Engineers
$88,890
630
79 Audiologists
$87,940
290
80 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$87,560
4,650
81 Mechanical Engineers
$86,520
5,440
82 Personal Financial Advisors
$86,290
3,950
83 Financial Analysts
$85,890
3,570
84 Management Analysts
$85,340
8,830
85 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$84,850
370
86 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$84,700
290
87 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$83,900
180
88 Construction Managers
$83,360
6,580
89 Speech-Language Pathologists
$82,810
3,190
90 Occupational Therapists
$82,780
2,670
91 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$82,520
390
92 Dental Hygienists
$82,500
4,580
93 Operations Research Analysts
$82,400
1,030
94 Court Reporters
$82,350
340
95 Commercial Pilots
$82,300
680
96 Civil Engineers
$81,900
8,650
97 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$81,870
10,880
98 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$81,680
3,140
99 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$81,250
1,710
100 Mathematicians
$81,160
30
101 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$81,030
880
102 Emergency Management Directors
$80,960
130
103 Veterinarians
$80,160
2,050
104 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$79,200
260
105 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$78,970
1,200
106 Geographers
$78,880
60
107 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$78,500
2,280
108 Statisticians
$78,190
450
109 Property, Real Estate Managers
$78,150
2,030
110 Art Directors
$77,490
750
111 Agricultural Engineers
$77,020
30
112 Landscape Architects
$77,010
310
113 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$76,650
450
114 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$76,370
1,550
115 Historians
$76,350
60
116 Budget Analysts
$76,340
1,140
117 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$75,790
4,890
118 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$75,680
490
119 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$75,410
2,830
120 Logisticians
$75,180
3,030
121 Physical Therapists
$75,000
4,740
122 Urban and Regional Planners
$74,980
810
123 Chemists
$74,830
1,870
124 Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$73,970
70
125 Other Business Operations Specialists
$73,890
40,420
126 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$73,420
1,680
127 Financial Examiners
$72,980
1,030
128 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$72,220
430
129 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$72,200
680
130 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
$72,050
310
131 Technical Writers
$72,020
1,270
132 Insurance Underwriters
$71,940
1,390
133 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$71,530
2,450
134 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$71,320
120
135 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$70,610
3,340
136 Social and Community Service Managers
$70,570
1,330
137 Power Plant Operators
$70,560
700
138 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
$70,270
9,360
139 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$69,870
420
140 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$69,470
310
141 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$69,430
90
142 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$69,410
550
143 Credit Analysts
$69,240
1,300
144 Avionics Technicians
$69,120
170
145 Accountants and Auditors
$69,060
34,150
146 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$68,900
400
147 Registered Nurses
$68,750
47,590
148 Bailiffs
$68,630
440
149 Gas Plant Operators
$68,430
460
150 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$68,410
230
151 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$68,190
100
152 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$68,170
870
153 Other Engineering Technicians
$68,030
1,550
154 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$67,810
490
155 Athletes and Sports Competitors
$67,550
480
156 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$67,520
7,340
157 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$67,510
1,140
158 Compliance Officers
$67,360
5,080
159 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
$67,320
4,910
160 Other Biological Scientists
$67,160
820
161 Other Financial Specialists
$66,820
3,410
162 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$66,790
6,050
163 Writers and Authors
$66,790
640
164 Instructional Coordinators
$66,780
3,180
165 Lodging Managers
$66,540
630
166 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$66,510
610
167 Loan Officers
$66,390
5,320
168 Funeral Service Managers
$66,300
100
169 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$66,260
1,710
170 Transportation Inspectors
$66,240
620
171 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$66,200
1,640
172 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$65,760
2,620
173 Training and Development Specialists
$65,470
5,370
174 Boilermakers
$65,290
70
175 Labor Relations Specialists
$65,250
470
176 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$65,240
13,590
177 Computer Network Support Specialists
$65,170
3,520
178 Anthropologists and Archeologists
$65,170
230
179 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$64,880
150
180 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
$64,670
14,740
181 Mechanical Engineering Technicians
$64,410
460
182 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$63,980
170
183 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate
$63,870
1,690
184 Construction and Building Inspectors
$63,750
2,040
185 Conservation Scientists
$63,710
1,170
186 Microbiologists
$63,680
450
187 Human Resources Specialists
$63,620
10,840
188 Cost Estimators
$63,490
4,690
189 Fire Inspectors and Investigators
$63,410
170
190 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$63,340
640
191 Other Therapists
$63,180
110
192 Soil and Plant Scientists
$63,130
230
193 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$62,950
620
194 Geological and Petroleum Technicians
$62,940
590
195 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
$62,750
130
196 Librarians
$62,600
2,220
197 Radiologic Technologists
$62,500
3,320
198 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$62,150
990
199 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
$61,670
6,410
200 Industrial Engineering Technicians
$61,650
750

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