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- In Colorado, medical professions make a lot of money — and gynecologists top the list.
- Other fields like athletics and engineering are lucrative for Coloradans.
- Here are the 30 highest-paying jobs in the Centennial State.
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If you’re a gynecologist living in Colorado, congratulations — you’re most likely the top earner in the Centennial State.
Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment Statistics program, we found the 30 jobs with the highest average annual salaries in Colorado as of May 2018, the most recently available data.
Seven of the top eight occupations in Colorado were in the medical field, just like many other states’ job markets. But there are other lucrative fields, such as engineering and athletics, to name a few.
Here are the highest-paying jobs in Colorado.
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers make an average of $136,990
Number of people employed in Colorado: 1,240
What they do, according to O*NET: Plan, direct, or coordinate activities designed to create or maintain a favorable public image or raise issue awareness for their organization or client; or if engaged in fundraising, plan, direct, or coordinate activities to solicit and maintain funds for special projects or nonprofit organizations.
Managers (All Other) make an average of $138,490
Number of people employed in Colorado: 8,940
What they do, according to O*NET: Plan, direct, or coordinate production activities of an organization to ensure compliance with regulations and standard operating procedures. Provide regulatory guidance to departments or development project teams regarding design, development, evaluation, or marketing of products.
Natural Sciences Managers make an average of $141,750
Number of people employed in Colorado: 1,230
What they do, according to O*NET: Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
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