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Top 200 Popular Jobs in Colorado

What professions have the highest employment in Colorado? In this article we show the top 200 jobs that employ the highest number of people in Colorado. We note that the total employment in Colorado is 2,367,780. The most popular job is the retail salesperson profession, which employs 80,330 people (3.39 percent of the total employment in Colorado). The second most common job is the combined food preparation and serving worker, including fast food profession which employs 65,060 people (2.75 percent of the total employment). The employment and salary information in Colorado is computed from data published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Most Popular Jobs in Colorado

Job Description # of
Empl. i
% of    
Empl. i
Average
Salary i
1 All Occupations
2,367,780
100.00% $38,020
2 Retail Salespersons
80,330
3.39% $22,800
3 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
65,060
2.75% $18,630
4 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
59,570
2.52% $34,940
5 Cashiers
52,950
2.24% $19,780
6 Waiters and Waitresses
50,250
2.12% $18,480
7 Customer Service Representatives
45,120
1.91% $30,990
8 Registered Nurses
44,370
1.87% $68,290
9 Other Business Operations Specialists
41,440
1.75% $70,610
10 General and Operations Managers
38,580
1.63% $100,250
11 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
34,260
1.45% $23,270
12 Accountants and Auditors
31,900
1.35% $67,470
13 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
31,530
1.33% $25,740
14 Office Clerks, General
31,320
1.32% $33,320
15 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
29,390
1.24% $56,840
16 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
28,830
1.22% $25,470
17 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
28,110
1.19% $36,440
18 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
25,490
1.08% $43,120
19 Restaurant Cooks
24,850
1.05% $23,170
20 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
24,550
1.04% $47,920
21 Applications Software Developers
22,680
0.96% $98,910
22 Other Sales Representatives
20,790
0.88% $51,920
23 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
20,540
0.87% $26,420
24 Receptionists and Information Clerks
20,520
0.87% $28,680
25 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
20,040
0.85% $36,440
26 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
20,040
0.85% $53,290
27 Construction Laborers
18,860
0.80% $30,730
28 Teacher Assistants
18,270
0.77% $26,120
29 Nursing Assistants
18,230
0.77% $27,970
30 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
17,950
0.76% $38,430
31 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
17,430
0.74% $20,190
32 Personal Care Aides
16,880
0.71% $21,020
33 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
16,180
0.68% $49,850
34 Home Health Aides
15,350
0.65% $24,370
35 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
14,670
0.62% $30,830
36 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
14,640
0.62% $33,130
37 Electricians
13,880
0.59% $46,850
38 Security Guards
13,830
0.58% $28,000
39 Computer User Support Specialists
13,260
0.56% $50,910
40 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
13,080
0.55% $47,990
41 Carpenters
12,720
0.54% $41,070
42 Food Preparation Workers
12,420
0.52% $21,310
43 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
12,120
0.51% $39,380
44 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
12,090
0.51% $62,670
45 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
12,040
0.51% $66,980
46 Lawyers
11,970
0.51% $108,470
47 Counter and Rental Clerks
11,680
0.49% $24,730
48 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
11,600
0.49% $50,150
49 Systems Software Developers
11,190
0.47% $104,680
50 Bartenders
10,650
0.45% $18,630
51 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
10,340
0.44% $79,210
52 Computer Systems Analysts
9,730
0.41% $86,660
53 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
9,590
0.41% $30,060
54 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
9,440
0.40% $66,410
55 Medical Assistants
9,380
0.40% $32,390
56 Human Resources Specialists
9,330
0.39% $61,420
57 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
9,240
0.39% $19,120
58 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
8,760
0.37% $46,340
59 Insurance Sales Agents
8,760
0.37% $45,200
60 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
8,440
0.36% $42,770
61 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
8,160
0.34% $46,150
62 Childcare Workers
7,890
0.33% $22,970
63 Management Analysts
7,870
0.33% $80,450
64 Telemarketers
7,820
0.33% $25,280
65 Tellers
7,800
0.33% $26,370
66 Other Computer Occupations
7,760
0.33% $89,490
67 Medical Secretaries
7,720
0.33% $34,230
68 Information and Record Clerks, All Other
7,670
0.32% $39,160
69 Dishwashers
7,560
0.32% $19,220
70 Correctional Officers and Jailers
7,500
0.32% $43,750
71 Driver/Sales Workers
7,260
0.31% $21,080
72 All Other Managers
7,230
0.31% $112,250
73 Civil Engineers
6,960
0.29% $79,770
74 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
6,930
0.29% $18,500
75 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
6,910
0.29% $28,740
76 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
6,670
0.28% $39,240
77 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
6,660
0.28% $66,820
78 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
6,410
0.27% $22,730
79 Mechanical Engineers
6,220
0.26% $81,660
80 Recreation Workers
6,190
0.26% $24,440
81 Dental Assistants
6,190
0.26% $37,500
82 Coaches and Scouts
6,110
0.26% $26,680
83 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
6,070
0.26% $82,620
84 Computer and Information Systems Managers
5,910
0.25% $140,040
85 Billing and Posting Clerks
5,900
0.25% $37,720
86 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
5,880
0.25% $63,960
87 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
5,810
0.25% $26,580
88 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
5,800
0.24% $59,700
89 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
5,740
0.24% $52,710
90 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
5,720
0.24% $33,200
91 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
5,610
0.24% $45,840
92 Construction Managers
5,590
0.24% $83,440
93 Team Assemblers
5,510
0.23% $28,000
94 Fast Food Cooks
5,430
0.23% $19,030
95 Financial Managers
5,430
0.23% $131,500
96 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
5,420
0.23% $18,860
97 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
5,370
0.23% $49,200
98 School or Special Client Bus Drivers
5,350
0.23% $31,470
99 Cost Estimators
5,290
0.22% $60,100
100 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
5,230
0.22% $42,650
101 Packers and Packagers
5,220
0.22% $19,480
102 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
5,150
0.22% $21,470
103 Slaughterers and Meat Packers
5,110
0.22% $33,560
104 Loan Officers
5,080
0.21% $68,030
105 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
5,010
0.21% $40,340
106 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
4,950
0.21% $95,820
107 Pharmacists
4,890
0.21% $121,110
108 Training and Development Specialists
4,840
0.20% $61,870
109 Postal Service Mail Carriers
4,830
0.20% $57,200
110 Firefighters
4,790
0.20% $49,070
111 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
4,750
0.20% $20,930
112 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
4,650
0.20% $35,600
113 Sales Managers
4,630
0.20% $116,650
114 Public Relations Specialists
4,620
0.20% $50,260
115 Compliance Officers
4,550
0.19% $65,710
116 Helpers--Production Workers
4,520
0.19% $24,710
117 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
4,510
0.19% $45,730
118 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
4,480
0.19% $65,900
119 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
4,450
0.19% $71,310
120 Pharmacy Technicians
4,450
0.19% $32,940
121 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
4,440
0.19% $48,760
122 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
4,440
0.19% $37,660
123 Physical Therapists
4,440
0.19% $74,520
124 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
4,410
0.19% $45,270
125 Bill and Account Collectors
4,390
0.19% $34,210
126 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
4,380
0.18% $37,180
127 Machinists
4,340
0.18% $43,740
128 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
4,310
0.18% $49,910
129 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
4,230
0.18% $85,270
130 Computer Network Architects
4,200
0.18% $101,630
131 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
4,190
0.18% $65,880
132 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
4,170
0.18% $24,140
133 Computer Programmers
4,160
0.18% $83,510
134 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
4,150
0.18% $44,900
135 Dental Hygienists
4,080
0.17% $81,090
136 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
4,070
0.17% $102,270
137 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
4,060
0.17% $19,370
138 Massage Therapists
4,060
0.17% $38,470
139 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
4,040
0.17% $19,070
140 Graphic Designers
4,030
0.17% $45,660
141 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
4,020
0.17% $19,290
142 Mental Health Counselors
3,980
0.17% $43,220
143 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
3,910
0.17% $19,360
144 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
3,910
0.17% $43,450
145 Computer Network Support Specialists
3,910
0.17% $64,880
146 Medical and Health Services Managers
3,880
0.16% $101,250
147 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
3,840
0.16% $30,730
148 Parts Salespersons
3,760
0.16% $28,970
149 Computer Hardware Engineers
3,710
0.16% $107,450
150 Electrical Engineers
3,690
0.16% $93,310
151 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
3,610
0.15% $42,650
152 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
3,520
0.15% $36,990
153 Financial Analysts
3,520
0.15% $74,920
154 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
3,500
0.15% $35,350
155 Architectural and Engineering Managers
3,430
0.14% $147,790
156 Personal Financial Advisors
3,410
0.14% $76,750
157 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
3,400
0.14% $20,970
158 Protective Service Workers, All Other
3,380
0.14% $28,870
159 Sales and Related Workers, All Other
3,370
0.14% $33,810
160 Painters, Construction and Maintenance
3,350
0.14% $34,490
161 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
3,340
0.14% $34,960
162 Bakers
3,310
0.14% $24,250
163 Other Financial Specialists
3,280
0.14% $65,880
164 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
3,220
0.14% $119,700
165 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
3,220
0.14% $59,030
166 Real Estate Sales Agents
3,220
0.14% $56,170
167 Instructional Coordinators
3,100
0.13% $67,540
168 Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers
3,060
0.13% $34,320
169 Sheet Metal Workers
3,050
0.13% $42,010
170 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
3,040
0.13% $32,760
171 Flight Attendants
3,000
0.13% $41,520
172 Unknown
2,980
0.13% $36,090
173 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
2,970
0.13% $37,000
174 Radiologic Technologists
2,930
0.12% $58,980
175 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
2,910
0.12% $30,440
176 Speech-Language Pathologists
2,910
0.12% $83,790
177 Web Developers
2,910
0.12% $55,230
178 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
2,890
0.12% $74,020
179 Data Entry Keyers
2,880
0.12% $33,390
180 Legal Secretaries
2,870
0.12% $44,330
181 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
2,870
0.12% $39,650
182 Highway Maintenance Workers
2,850
0.12% $42,670
183 Logisticians
2,830
0.12% $74,110
184 Other Assemblers and Fabricators
2,800
0.12% $28,330
185 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks
2,770
0.12% $26,650
186 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
2,760
0.12% $47,620
187 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
2,740
0.12% $40,890
188 Industrial Engineers
2,740
0.12% $88,020
189 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
2,720
0.11% $46,110
190 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
2,710
0.11% $70,530
191 Occupational Therapists
2,700
0.11% $80,850
192 Family and General Practitioners
2,700
0.11% $179,790
193 Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
2,680
0.11% $37,800
194 Advertising Sales Agents
2,670
0.11% $48,300
195 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
2,650
0.11% $72,200
196 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
2,600
0.11% $100,520
197 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
2,550
0.11% $35,130
198 Other Community and Social Service Specialists
2,540
0.11% $38,880
199 Biological Technicians
2,540
0.11% $42,730
200 Marketing Managers
2,540
0.11% $133,310

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