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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 airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineer (average salary $194,310). The salary and the employment information in Colorado is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Colorado

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Family and General Practitioners
$204,510
3,580
2 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$194,310
3,080
3 General Internists
$192,210
520
4 General Pediatricians
$189,160
400
5 Chief Executives
$189,040
640
6 Psychiatrists
$186,520
450
7 Obstetricians and Gynecologists
$183,830
560
8 Other Specialists Dentists
$181,780
70
9 Nurse Anesthetists
$161,050
380
10 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$160,340
3,290
11 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$154,990
610
12 Marketing Managers
$152,650
3,410
13 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$152,160
7,100
14 Petroleum Engineers
$146,780
1,410
15 Sales Managers
$142,950
4,870
16 Financial Managers
$142,780
6,410
17 Nuclear Engineers
$139,280
50
18 General Dentists
$135,000
1,930
19 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$134,360
150
20 Air Traffic Controllers
$132,810
680
21 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$131,880
170
22 Natural Sciences Managers
$130,540
1,230
23 Optometrists
$130,130
800
24 Purchasing Managers
$129,990
720
25 Human Resources Managers
$126,210
1,550
26 Pharmacists
$124,540
5,270
27 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$123,900
1,160
28 Sales Engineers
$123,610
3,270
29 All Other Managers
$123,220
7,930
30 Aerospace Engineers
$121,110
2,370
31 Lawyers
$120,840
11,450
32 Materials Scientists
$118,030
150
33 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$117,170
440
34 Training and Development Managers
$117,040
360
35 Computer Hardware Engineers
$116,900
3,630
36 Systems Software Developers
$115,110
13,260
37 Industrial Production Managers
$112,730
1,100
38 Actuaries
$112,140
140
39 Computer Network Architects
$110,380
4,960
40 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$109,450
5,590
41 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$108,530
1,210
42 Administrative Services Managers
$107,890
2,250
43 Other Mathematical Science Occupations
$107,550
50
44 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$106,950
410
45 General and Operations Managers
$106,730
41,560
46 Medical and Health Services Managers
$106,700
4,990
47 Engineers, All Other
$104,900
2,580
48 Physician Assistants
$104,480
3,180
49 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$104,100
220
50 Nurse Practitioners
$103,610
2,810
51 Applications Software Developers
$102,530
27,210
52 Other Physical Scientists
$102,500
520
53 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$101,080
1,410
54 Physicists
$99,300
960
55 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$99,220
5,250
56 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$98,610
1,090
57 Information Security Analysts
$98,470
2,870
58 Mining and Geological Engineers
$98,180
620
59 Athletes and Sports Competitors
$97,860
440
60 Mathematicians
$97,630
40
61 Other Computer Occupations
$97,230
14,390
62 Nurse Midwives
$97,160
120
63 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$96,930
6,380
64 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$96,820
1,900
65 Industrial Engineers
$96,550
3,630
66 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$96,120
280
67 Materials Engineers
$95,770
540
68 Other Education Administrators
$95,180
470
69 Other Psychologists
$95,170
280
70 Astronomers
$95,060
140
71 Database Administrators
$94,540
2,470
72 Biomedical Engineers
$94,380
520
73 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$93,960
390
74 Environmental Engineers
$93,880
1,750
75 Computer Programmers
$93,790
3,260
76 Economists
$93,150
220
77 Chemical Engineers
$92,380
600
78 Mechanical Engineers
$92,120
4,920
79 Computer Systems Analysts
$91,960
8,240
80 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$91,850
220
81 Electrical Engineers
$91,630
3,530
82 Radiation Therapists
$90,180
240
83 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$89,790
4,650
84 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$89,710
1,180
85 Hydrologists
$89,350
520
86 Audiologists
$89,240
290
87 Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$89,190
110
88 Personal Financial Advisors
$89,110
3,800
89 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$88,760
190
90 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$88,480
390
91 Miscellaneous Mathematical Science Occupations
$88,370
50
92 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$87,250
140
93 Construction Managers
$87,180
7,190
94 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$86,590
2,080
95 Operations Research Analysts
$86,010
940
96 Speech-Language Pathologists
$85,600
3,410
97 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$85,420
320
98 Dental Hygienists
$84,800
4,900
99 Financial Analysts
$84,650
3,910
100 Occupational Therapists
$84,430
2,770
101 Emergency Management Directors
$83,810
140
102 Geographers
$83,390
70
103 Veterinarians
$83,030
2,120
104 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$83,030
1,750
105 Civil Engineers
$82,790
9,480
106 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$82,330
3,140
107 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$82,110
1,040
108 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$81,910
1,330
109 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$81,690
10,600
110 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$81,360
2,450
111 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$81,300
450
112 Commercial Pilots
$81,290
760
113 Art Directors
$81,250
660
114 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$81,100
270
115 Management Analysts
$81,090
9,730
116 Statisticians
$80,990
690
117 Agricultural Engineers
$80,110
30
118 Budget Analysts
$79,220
1,150
119 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$79,190
2,770
120 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$78,860
520
121 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$78,500
1,780
122 Historians
$78,290
50
123 Transportation Inspectors
$78,190
480
124 Physical Therapists
$77,990
5,040
125 Chemists
$77,590
1,560
126 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$77,300
450
127 Genetic Counselors
$76,690
30
128 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$75,770
390
129 Financial Examiners
$75,410
1,160
130 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$75,340
150
131 Property, Real Estate Managers
$75,110
2,190
132 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$74,850
730
133 Other Business Operations Specialists
$74,610
40,580
134 Social and Community Service Managers
$74,380
1,400
135 Urban and Regional Planners
$74,360
830
136 Technical Writers
$74,340
1,220
137 Power Plant Operators
$74,320
680
138 Insurance Underwriters
$73,960
1,360
139 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$73,810
5,400
140 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
$73,600
9,440
141 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$73,310
340
142 Credit Analysts
$73,100
1,200
143 Logisticians
$72,870
3,410
144 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$72,590
3,950
145 Court Reporters
$72,250
330
146 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$71,870
560
147 Other Financial Specialists
$71,740
3,990
148 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
$71,680
610
149 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
$71,610
310
150 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$71,320
120
151 Registered Nurses
$71,280
49,340
152 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$71,110
210
153 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$70,970
1,630
154 Bailiffs
$70,940
440
155 Landscape Architects
$70,340
560
156 Accountants and Auditors
$70,300
34,540
157 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$70,280
1,930
158 Instructional Coordinators
$70,180
2,980
159 Gas Plant Operators
$69,980
460
160 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$69,920
870
161 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$69,630
7,410
162 Funeral Service Managers
$69,490
80
163 Labor Relations Specialists
$69,160
490
164 Avionics Technicians
$69,120
400
165 Other Biological Scientists
$68,760
890
166 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$68,470
870
167 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$68,360
1,250
168 Mechanical Engineering Technicians
$68,070
500
169 Compliance Officers
$68,030
5,710
170 Lodging Managers
$67,830
830
171 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$67,410
1,650
172 Training and Development Specialists
$67,230
6,280
173 Geological and Petroleum Technicians
$67,060
790
174 Web Developers
$66,990
2,140
175 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$66,800
110
176 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$66,790
6,050
177 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators
$66,540
110
178 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$66,510
610
179 Fire Inspectors and Investigators
$66,510
180
180 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$66,490
180
181 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$66,490
14,280
182 Environmental Science Teachers
$66,360
110
183 Computer Network Support Specialists
$66,320
3,620
184 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
$66,220
630
185 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$66,140
1,350
186 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
$66,090
5,060
187 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
$65,860
60
188 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$65,760
2,620
189 Electro-Mechanical Technicians
$65,620
240
190 Wellhead Pumpers
$65,480
620
191 Boilermakers
$65,290
70
192 Multimedia Artists and Animators
$65,050
240
193 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
$64,740
17,120
194 Cost Estimators
$64,440
4,980
195 Human Resources Specialists
$64,190
11,540
196 Food Scientists and Technologists
$64,080
120
197 Sociologists
$63,760
0
198 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$63,700
470
199 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$63,570
3,490
200 Epidemiologists
$63,560
300

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