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Colorado Jobs and Career Information

RELATIVE POPULARITY

Top 100 Jobs Relatively More Common in Colorado Than Elsewhere

Whether you're looking for a career to pursue, or just want to get a feel for occupations in the state, the table below should be helpful. And we haven't seen anything like it from anyone else.

This table tells us which jobs are more common in Colorado, relative to the state population, compared to their popularity in every other US state. A Local Popularity Index of 1.0 matches the average across all US states; higher and lower numbers indicate the job is proportionally more or less popular here.

RankJobMean Local Salary .Local Jobs .Local Popularity Index
1Hydrologists$78,7004707.0
2Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers$121,3402,4006.0
3Mining and geological engineers, including mining safety engineers$82,6102105.7
4Cartographers and photogrammetrists$49,4556505.5
5Dancers(varies)6305.4
6Landscape architects$57,1069804.6
7Physicists$85,8505604.0
8Umpires, referees, and other sports officials$19,2902503.9
9Gaming surveillance officers and gaming investigators$32,0501803.6
10Soil and plant scientists$75,5301603.4
11Photographic process workers$23,3306803.3
12Computer hardware engineers$97,5472,8603.3
13Geological and petroleum technicians$60,9502503.2
14Material moving workers$24,5051,4603.1
15Slot key persons$29,6804203.1
16Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers$70,1759302.7
17Appraisers and assessors of real estate$45,0651,6102.7
18Glaziers$40,4001,3502.7
19Forest and conservation technicians$32,2373502.7
20Gaming change persons and booth cashiers$24,8206602.7
21Medical equipment repairers$51,8508102.6
22Air traffic controllers$94,1853002.6
23Media and communication equipment workers$50,8354602.5
24Electrical and electronics installers and repairers, transportation equipment$41,2201402.5
25Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers$48,9935,1002.5
26Locksmiths and safe repairers$35,0764702.5
27Drywall and ceiling tile installers$33,1074,3302.4
28Microbiologists$64,7463702.3
29Motorcycle mechanics$33,2862302.3
30Physical scientists$78,5005102.3
31Public address system and other announcers$27,5201602.3
32Interpreters and translators$45,2467402.2
33Self-enrichment education teachers$29,1114,0002.2
34Computer software engineers, systems software$81,5649,4702.2
35Veterinarians$67,3051,3002.1
36Real estate brokers$57,8567502.1
37Technical writers$57,5701,3802.1
38Electronics engineers, except computer$81,5563,6702.1
39Office and administrative support workers$30,5718,1002.1
40Civil engineers$66,7347,1102.1
41Computer software engineers, applications$78,90614,3202.0
42Sales representatives, services$50,13512,3202.0
43Electric motor, power tool, and related repairers$39,5002702.0
44Petroleum engineers$98,2203202.0
45Tree trimmers and pruners$32,8202102.0
46Environmental engineers$72,7131,2301.9
47Athletic trainers$47,0762201.9
48Pipelayers$32,9661,2601.9
49Food preparation and serving related workers$19,7261,1601.9
50Veterinary technologists and technicians$25,2731,5701.9
51Elevator installers and repairers$51,0504201.9
52Natural sciences managers$102,0569701.9
53Tapers$32,0359101.8
54Farmworkers, farm and ranch animals$22,1404801.8
55Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment$45,6021,5901.8
56Commercial pilots$48,5053401.8
57Education administrators$59,6374901.8
58Loan interviewers and clerks$31,7584,7601.8
59Loan counselors$44,4654901.8
60Bus drivers, transit and intercity$29,6052,8501.8
61Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks$35,5253,2301.8
62Conservation scientists$54,9451701.8
63Mental health counselors$35,5801,8801.8
64Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers$13,5272,3801.8
65Physician assistants$69,5121,3401.8
66Computer specialists$59,5352,9901.8
67Cement masons and concrete finishers$31,3404,9401.8
68Biological technicians$36,1701,2601.7
69Meeting and convention planners$41,6929201.7
70Chemical technicians$40,2701,2901.7
71Court, municipal, and license clerks$35,1201,6401.7
72New accounts clerks$28,2761,6601.7
73Life, physical, and social science technicians$40,3081,1101.7
74Financial specialists$59,3002,7301.7
75Construction managers$72,1304,8101.7
76Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$30,8051,3901.7
77Biological scientists$74,5604601.6
78Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors$28,5664,4801.6
79Architects, except landscape and naval$59,9262,4301.6
80First-line supervisors/managers of fire fighting and prevention workers$70,0306901.6
81Roofers$29,1252,6501.6
82Order clerks$29,5125,7501.6
83Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers$18,5171,9101.6
84Network and computer systems administrators$63,8456,7201.6
85Database administrators$69,0322,3601.6
86Electrical and electronics drafters$54,3776101.6
87Plant and system operators$41,5101601.6
88Painting, coating, and decorating workers$24,6563501.6
89Forensic science technicians$50,0201501.6
90Foreign language and literature teachers, postsecondary$55,0603401.6
91Animal control workers$35,1901501.6
92Tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers$24,4354701.6
93Computer support specialists$45,35011,9501.6
94Community and social service specialists$36,1722,0601.6
95Urban and regional planners$62,7456001.6
96Interior designers$51,6071,1201.6
97Opticians, dispensing$31,8501,3501.6
98Surveyors$46,8521,1201.6
99Installation, maintenance, and repair workers$34,8252,7301.5
100Property, real estate, and community association managers$49,2363,5301.5

ABSOLUTE POPULARITY

The Most Common Jobs in Colorado

Unlike the table above, which shows where jobs in Colorado are unusually common compared to other states, the table below lists jobs which are the most common in raw numbers in the state.

RankJob Local Jobs .Mean Local Salary .Local Popularity Index
1Retail salespersons68,610$24,9011.1
2Office clerks, general48,080$24,9621.1
3Cashiers42,130$19,0000.9
4Waiters and waitresses38,040$15,5511.2
5Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food37,900$15,4211.2
6Customer service representatives33,950$27,8671.1
7General and operations managers30,200$88,7111.2
8Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners28,550$21,4040.9
9Registered nurses28,460$54,6730.9
10Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products27,360$52,4601.3
11Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks26,940$30,6851.0
12Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand24,410$22,2920.7
13Executive secretaries and administrative assistants21,170$38,6781.0
14Accountants and auditors20,510$54,1081.3
15Business operations specialists20,480$60,8781.5
16Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer19,140$35,5900.9
17Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive18,980$28,6340.8
18Stock clerks and order fillers18,890$23,2200.8
19First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers18,060$44,7680.9
20Elementary school teachers, except special education16,580$43,4950.9
21Receptionists and information clerks16,310$23,2771.0
22Truck drivers, light or delivery services16,080$26,6021.2
23Cooks, restaurant15,590$19,6981.4
24Maintenance and repair workers, general15,130$31,7270.8
25Construction laborers15,070$25,7551.1
26Landscaping and groundskeeping workers14,750$22,9181.1
27Computer software engineers, applications14,320$78,9062.0
28First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers14,210$38,8510.9
29Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants13,910$23,2820.8
30Teacher assistants13,500$22,2340.8
31Carpenters13,260$35,2121.0
32Security guards12,710$23,6270.8
33Sales representatives, services12,320$50,1352.0
34Computer support specialists11,950$45,3501.6
35Maids and housekeeping cleaners11,450$17,3200.9
36First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers11,080$29,7021.0
37First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers10,580$53,8711.3
38Electricians10,080$41,2101.2
39Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education9,970$43,5700.8
40Food preparation workers9,870$18,4440.8
41Automotive service technicians and mechanics9,770$37,1281.0
42Bill and account collectors9,560$30,1611.5
43Counter and rental clerks9,530$24,5401.4
44Computer software engineers, systems software9,470$81,5642.2
45Dishwashers9,400$15,2851.3
46Computer systems analysts9,360$66,9551.2
47Lawyers8,730$86,9881.0
48Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks8,330$25,6410.8
49Personal and home care aides8,300$17,9301.2
50Office and administrative support workers8,100$30,5712.1
51Child care workers7,860$17,9901.0
52Packers and packagers, hand7,760$18,6100.7
53Team assemblers7,760$24,2610.5
54Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education7,420$43,4621.0
55Bartenders7,340$16,1471.1
56Industrial truck and tractor operators7,340$27,4680.9
57Billing and posting clerks and machine operators7,240$28,3001.0
58Civil engineers7,110$66,7342.1
59Managers6,940$84,6481.4
60Loan officers6,910$64,5711.4
61Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop6,740$15,7621.4
62Network and computer systems administrators6,720$63,8451.6
63Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators6,590$36,8781.4
64Management analysts6,550$76,9400.9
65Tellers6,380$23,4780.8
66Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters6,250$41,8271.0
67Medical assistants6,200$26,6501.1
68First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers6,070$56,0371.0
69Financial managers5,950$95,1330.8
70Computer programmers5,830$66,5761.0
71Driver/sales workers5,800$21,1081.0
72Order clerks5,750$29,5121.6
73Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers5,720$14,8121.0
74Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses5,710$37,7530.6
75Police and sheriff's patrol officers5,670$53,3120.8
76First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers5,550$49,1250.6
77Telemarketers5,500$25,8151.1
78Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents5,430$84,8621.5
79Cooks, fast food5,430$15,8430.6
80Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists5,290$24,4101.1
81Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products5,220$68,7821.0
82Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers5,100$48,9932.5
83All other information and record clerks4,980$38,9621.2
84Cement masons and concrete finishers4,940$31,3401.8
85Postal service mail carriers4,880$44,2151.0
86Computer and information systems managers4,870$96,9801.2
87Construction managers4,810$72,1301.7
88Loan interviewers and clerks4,760$31,7581.8
89Preschool teachers, except special education4,750$23,3981.0
90Cleaners of vehicles and equipment4,700$19,3311.0
91Cost estimators4,650$54,2751.5
92Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products4,640$49,8981.2
93Production, planning, and expediting clerks4,610$39,9901.1
94Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers4,520$33,4210.7
95Sales managers4,500$98,6580.9
96Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors4,480$28,5661.6
97First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers4,430$70,9151.0
98Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop4,430$16,1130.6
99Teachers and instructors4,360$42,8200.7
100Drywall and ceiling tile installers4,330$33,1072.4

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