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Pueblo Employment

Employment and Industries in the Pueblo, Colorado Area

The majority of Pueblo's workers are employed in government, education, healthcare, construction and the leisure & hospitality sectors. The combined total of service jobs provide over 80% of the positions. Steel fabrication still provides numerous jobs in Pueblo. Telemarketing call centers, manufacturing, electronics and aviation companies are also sources of employment. It should be noted that many Pueblo residents work outside of the county, mostly in the Colorado Springs region.

Shown below is a list of the largest employers in the Pueblo area:

  • Pueblo School System - Education
  • Parkview Medical Center - Health services
  • St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center - Health services
  • Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo - Health services
  • Pueblo County - Government
  • Convergys Corporation - Telemarketing
  • Trane - Manufacturing
  • Rocky Mountain Steel Mills - Manufacturing
  • Walmart - Retail trade
  • QualMed Inc - healthcare maintenance organization
  • Benesight Inc - Medical claims processing

Some of the jobs more prevalent in Pueblo than most other cities are telemarketers, healthcare technologists and technicians, mental health counselors, personal and home care aides, structural iron and steel workers, community and social service specialists and cement masons and concrete finishers.

Pueblo utilizes a portion of the sales tax to provide funds to attract jobs to the city. Companies that have projects that meet specific requirements are eligible for the funds. The Pueblo Primary Job Training Program offers pre-employment training and training of primary workers upon first being hired. State and federal tax credits are also available to encourage business expansion in Pueblo. The Pueblo Urban Enterprise Zone offers numerous advantages to companies operating within the zone.

Noteworthy information about Pueblo: Vestas has announced it will construct one of the world's largest wind turbine tower manufacturing facilities in Pueblo. Pueblo has been ranked in Money Magazine's "Best places to live" list. About 17% of the population over the age of 25 have a bachelor's degree or higher. The cost of living index in 2008 was 83.2. The nation's average is 100.

Pueblo companies may obtain assistance from business organizations such as:

The Pueblo Chieftain Online offers up-to-date information regarding the business activities in Pueblo.

Most Popular Jobs in Pueblo, Colorado Metro Area (2008 data)

Where the Majority of Workers Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Registered nurses 1,840 $59,970 $44,640 - 78,760 24% 56%
2 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 350 $51,620 $20,610 - 97,230 8% 51%
3 Accountants and auditors 320 $61,980 $34,060 - 81,670 18% 79%
4 Teachers and instructors, all other 200 $39,550 $28,270 - 59,930 9% 54%
5 Mental health counselors 190 $41,710 $26,120 - 56,560 30% 73%
6 Social and human service assistants 170 $26,770 $17,810 - 41,020 34% 58%
7 Pharmacists 140 $102,390 $76,180 - 132,130 22% 97%
8 Lawyers 140 $100,570 $49,000 - 11% 99%
9 Civil engineers 140 $78,230 $45,660 - 111,700 18% 87%
10 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 140 $54,140 $36,610 - 75,690 13% 73%
11 Medical and health services managers 110 $82,080 $31,200 - 132,030 16% 57%
12 Mechanical engineers 110 $70,760 $46,130 - 97,710 4% 78%
13 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 110 $47,590 $24,180 - 72,790 30% 77%
14 Medical and public health social workers 110 $44,240 $23,250 - 64,980 24% 77%
15 Community and social service specialists, all other 110 $26,920 $17,270 - 38,120 25% 58%
16 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 90 $54,930 $42,090 - 66,390 12% 51%
17 Public relations specialists 90 $42,960 $26,370 - 74,670 18% 81%
18 Training and development specialists 90 $41,920 $27,680 - 62,720 18% 56%
19 Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 90 $0 $ - 34% 73%
20 Industrial engineers 80 $74,520 $55,080 - 100,110 20% 74%
21 Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 80 $57,460 $41,410 - 78,560 11% 58%
22 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 80 $53,860 $15,060 - 109,910 17% 56%
23 Managers, all other 70 $93,740 $57,610 - 129,550 7% 55%
24 Education administrators, postsecondary 70 $80,510 $44,940 - 133,140 14% 78%
25 Sales managers 70 $77,030 $46,450 - 112,570 10% 69%
26 Speech-language pathologists 70 $75,640 $56,360 - 100,190 11% 98%
27 Librarians 70 $0 $ - 4% 85%
28 Dentists, general 60 $142,760 $79,850 - 9% 100%
29 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 60 $92,870 $62,420 - 121,290 16% 99%
30 Physical therapists 60 $72,440 $45,230 - 120,710 27% 89%
31 Network and computer systems administrators 60 $61,200 $37,310 - 85,560 27% 50%
32 Financial managers 50 $88,370 $56,680 - 128,120 13% 60%
33 Management analysts 50 $68,680 $27,410 - 106,810 22% 78%
34 Computer specialists, all other 50 $64,200 $45,840 - 81,700 15% 68%
35 Graphic designers 50 $35,350 $22,550 - 51,080 10% 55%
36 Occupational therapists 40 $63,240 $42,560 - 81,540 23% 90%
37 Social and community service managers 40 $60,370 $38,290 - 98,680 25% 72%
38 Social workers, all other 40 $56,570 $39,700 - 70,920 18% 77%
39 Rehabilitation counselors 40 $54,400 $41,060 - 77,070 23% 73%
40 Advertising sales agents 40 $48,860 $22,660 - 90,250 20% 56%
41 Sales and related workers, all other 40 $0 $ - 14% 62%
42 Engineering managers 30 $98,140 $68,720 - 129,490 7% 84%
43 Financial analysts 30 $85,900 $34,610 - 34% 87%
44 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 30 $56,370 $36,620 - 80,790 18% 56%
45 Dietitians and nutritionists 30 $50,710 $36,560 - 65,750 9% 72%
46 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 30 $38,640 $24,830 - 56,720 18% 56%
47 Coaches and scouts 30 $26,830 $15,600 - 45,650 15% 60%
48 Floral designers 30 $24,870 $15,520 - 37,180 -9% 55%

Where the Majority of Workers Do Not Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Retail salespersons 2,260 $23,350 $15,470 - 33,760 12% 25%
2 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 2,020 $16,580 $14,860 - 19,360 18% 5%
3 Customer service representatives 1,590 $23,550 $17,110 - 33,910 25% 22%
4 Cashiers 1,470 $19,670 $15,130 - 29,210 -3% 10%
5 Waiters and waitresses 1,150 $0 $ - 11% 14%
6 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 1,140 $26,490 $15,980 - 39,060 1% 18%
7 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 1,090 $28,210 $16,210 - 40,140 2% 5%
8 Telemarketers 1,050 $20,130 $15,020 - 26,380 -10% 14%
9 Personal and home care aides 880 $20,420 $15,870 - 32,900 51% 10%
10 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 820 $23,300 $16,050 - 32,430 15% 4%
11 Office clerks, general 810 $25,880 $16,500 - 36,300 13% 19%
12 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 760 $23,310 $17,390 - 30,560 18% 7%
13 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 740 $28,680 $15,910 - 40,900 13% 16%
14 Stock clerks and order fillers 730 $25,390 $16,090 - 38,410 -8% 8%
15 General and operations managers 690 $78,840 $41,280 - 126,860 2% 48%
16 Construction laborers 650 $25,700 $17,240 - 36,280 11% 5%
17 Team assemblers 600 $26,360 $18,030 - 33,020 0% 5%
18 Bill and account collectors 580 $20,480 $16,610 - 28,430 23% 13%
19 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 550 $36,990 $22,490 - 54,110 4% 25%
20 Cooks, restaurant 550 $19,590 $15,310 - 26,110 12% 5%
21 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 540 $38,150 $23,150 - 53,390 15% 18%
22 Maintenance and repair workers, general 540 $32,050 $18,740 - 48,330 10% 6%
23 Receptionists and information clerks 540 $24,000 $17,010 - 33,690 17% 13%
24 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 530 $44,920 $25,400 - 68,660 6% 29%
25 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 510 $33,290 $27,070 - 43,530 10% 4%
26 Home health aides 480 $20,060 $15,140 - 32,390 49% 7%
27 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 480 $17,230 $14,990 - 20,430 13% 5%
28 Food preparation workers 470 $19,540 $15,460 - 25,130 15% 7%
29 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 420 $36,920 $26,140 - 49,050 14% 7%
30 Carpenters 400 $42,050 $23,000 - 62,280 10% 6%
31 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 390 $31,610 $18,320 - 46,950 11% 14%
32 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 370 $31,010 $16,500 - 50,710 14% 4%
33 Electricians 360 $47,030 $24,710 - 65,100 7% 7%
34 Teacher assistants 350 $27,520 $18,540 - 37,090 10% 18%
35 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 340 $24,490 $16,080 - 36,040 8% 4%
36 Business operations specialists, all other 320 $56,290 $32,800 - 83,050 21% 49%
37 Tellers 320 $24,060 $16,750 - 35,410 14% 16%
38 Bartenders 300 $16,750 $14,910 - 19,690 11% 17%
39 Security guards 290 $28,480 $15,770 - 40,360 17% 13%
40 Dishwashers 280 $16,530 $14,970 - 19,320 10% 3%
41 Medical assistants 270 $28,260 $21,420 - 40,090 35% 10%
42 Machinists 250 $32,940 $25,440 - 39,940 -3% 3%
43 Counter and rental clerks 250 $21,250 $15,060 - 29,590 23% 16%
44 Packers and packagers, hand 250 $20,390 $14,870 - 31,230 -12% 3%
45 Medical secretaries 230 $25,460 $18,180 - 32,240 17% 18%
46 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 220 $55,550 $30,670 - 79,230 9% 10%
47 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 220 $39,510 $28,620 - 50,720 8% 3%
48 Cement masons and concrete finishers 220 $32,310 $21,820 - 42,260 11% 2%
49 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 210 $32,010 $22,300 - 41,020 5% 2%
50 Child care workers 210 $18,940 $15,040 - 26,720 18% 15%
51 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 200 $50,670 $28,620 - 77,140 -5% 15%
52 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 200 $27,550 $16,010 - 39,280 18% 6%
53 All other information and record clerks 190 $32,850 $22,120 - 45,980 -13% 21%
54 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 180 $52,480 $30,820 - 73,880 7% 13%
55 Dental assistants 180 $33,150 $22,780 - 47,940 29% 9%
56 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 180 $27,100 $15,880 - 41,290 4% 6%
57 Bus drivers, school 180 $25,430 $17,610 - 36,350 9% 4%
58 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 180 $23,200 $17,610 - 30,280 11% 5%
59 Pharmacy technicians 170 $28,010 $20,510 - 36,230 32% 16%
60 Sheet metal workers 170 $27,310 $16,950 - 40,030 7% 4%
61 Recreation workers 160 $20,320 $15,760 - 27,490 13% 47%
62 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 160 $16,760 $15,000 - 19,560 12% 6%
63 Health technologists and technicians, all other 150 $37,110 $22,970 - 53,890 15% 27%
64 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 150 $28,630 $20,900 - 38,490 4% 15%
65 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 150 $16,700 $14,930 - 19,690 10% 17%
66 Postal service mail carriers 150 $0 $ - 1% 11%
67 Construction managers 140 $55,410 $27,960 - 99,240 16% 29%
68 Industrial truck and tractor operators 140 $28,780 $18,610 - 41,070 -2% 2%
69 Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 140 $21,270 $15,000 - 31,900 27% 47%
70 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 130 $44,410 $30,330 - 54,380 11% 4%
71 Loan officers 120 $48,820 $30,940 - 68,620 12% 49%
72 Insurance sales agents 120 $43,190 $23,310 - 67,020 13% 45%
73 Sales representatives, services, all other 120 $42,330 $15,760 - 72,990 28% 48%
74 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 120 $21,100 $14,950 - 31,930 12% 6%
75 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 120 $0 $ - 4% 38%
76 Computer support specialists 110 $42,640 $29,650 - 58,600 13% 43%
77 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 110 $39,950 $27,660 - 53,510 9% 3%
78 Structural iron and steel workers 110 $38,030 $24,450 - 59,200 6% 4%
79 Medical records and health information technicians 110 $32,760 $19,960 - 49,700 18% 12%
80 Parts salespersons 110 $30,150 $17,540 - 41,840 -2% 6%
81 Preschool teachers, except special education 110 $25,760 $15,250 - 39,010 26% 43%
82 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 110 $17,610 $14,880 - 23,400 17% 14%
83 Radiologic technologists and technicians 100 $54,040 $40,760 - 69,080 15% 25%
84 File clerks 100 $24,800 $15,970 - 35,780 -41% 20%
85 Cost estimators 90 $58,800 $35,310 - 78,600 19% 32%
86 Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines 90 $43,980 $33,480 - 52,800 12% 3%
87 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 90 $36,990 $21,240 - 52,580 4% 30%
88 Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators 90 $36,960 $29,230 - 45,790 9% 0%
89 Vocational education teachers, postsecondary 90 $35,240 $21,710 - 64,500 0% 0%
90 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 90 $34,990 $22,320 - 49,320 -7% 14%
91 Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 90 $26,910 $20,090 - 34,060 10% 24%
92 Food servers, nonrestaurant 90 $18,870 $15,930 - 23,400 16% 9%
93 Tire repairers and changers 90 $18,190 $15,210 - 23,050 20% 6%
94 Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers 90 $0 $ - 19% 31%
95 Physicians and surgeons, all other 80 $142,220 $45,030 - 0% 0%
96 Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 80 $36,470 $18,380 - 63,410 19% 14%
97 Healthcare support workers, all other 80 $25,790 $18,000 - 32,590 16% 10%
98 Data entry keyers 80 $22,940 $16,290 - 30,930 -5% 18%
99 Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 80 $18,330 $14,950 - 23,680 10% 5%
100 First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 70 $51,750 $30,210 - 75,400 13% 17%
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Jobs More Common Near Pueblo Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Telemarketers 20,130 1,050 9.2
Health technologists and technicians, all other 37,110 150 6.3
Mental health counselors 41,710 190 5.5
Personal and home care aides 20,420 880 5.5
Structural iron and steel workers 38,030 110 5.5
Bill and account collectors 20,480 580 3.8
Community and social service specialists, all other 26,920 110 3.1
Cement masons and concrete finishers 32,310 220 3.1
Sheet metal workers 27,310 170 3.1
Mental health and substance abuse social workers 47,590 110 2.6
All other information and record clerks 32,850 190 2.4
Medical and public health social workers 44,240 110 2.3
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 16,580 2,020 2.1
Registered nurses 59,970 1,840 2
Customer service representatives 23,550 1,590 1.9
Medical records and health information technicians 32,760 110 1.9
Machinists 32,940 250 1.8
Construction laborers 25,700 650 1.8
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 39,510 220 1.8
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 32,010 210 1.7
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 36,920 420 1.7
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 26,490 1,140 1.7
Cooks, restaurant 19,590 550 1.7
Bartenders 16,750 300 1.7
Team assemblers 26,360 600 1.7
Dental assistants 33,150 180 1.7
Construction managers 55,410 140 1.7
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 21,270 140 1.7
Recreation workers 20,320 160 1.7
Educational, vocational, and school counselors 54,140 140 1.7
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 31,010 370 1.6
Electricians 47,030 360 1.6
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 23,310 760 1.6
Tellers 24,060 320 1.6
Home health aides 20,060 480 1.6
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 23,200 180 1.6
Medical assistants 28,260 270 1.5
Counter and rental clerks 21,250 250 1.5
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 17,230 480 1.5
Social and human service assistants 26,770 170 1.5
Food preparation workers 19,540 470 1.5
Dishwashers 16,530 280 1.5
Pharmacists 102,390 140 1.5
Pharmacy technicians 28,010 170 1.5
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 17,610 110 1.5
Parts salespersons 30,150 110 1.4
Civil engineers 78,230 140 1.4
Retail salespersons 23,350 2,260 1.4
Medical secretaries 25,460 230 1.4
Mechanical engineers 70,760 110 1.4

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Pueblo, Colorado Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Teacher assistants 27,520 1.24 350
Mental health and substance abuse social workers 47,590 1.19 110
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 28,210 1.17 1,090
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 27,550 1.14 200
Security guards 28,480 1.13 290
Stock clerks and order fillers 25,390 1.11 730
Carpenters 42,050 1.07 400
Civil engineers 78,230 1.07 140
Cashiers 19,670 1.06 1,470
Educational, vocational, and school counselors 54,140 1.05 140
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 31,610 1.04 390
Teachers and instructors, all other 39,550 1.04 200
Accountants and auditors 61,980 1.04 320
Medical records and health information technicians 32,760 1.04 110
Dental assistants 33,150 1.03 180
Personal and home care aides 20,420 1.02 880
Mental health counselors 41,710 1.02 190
Office clerks, general 25,880 1.02 810
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 23,300 1.02 820
Food preparation workers 19,540 1.02 470
Tellers 24,060 1.02 320
Computer support specialists 42,640 1.02 110
Preschool teachers, except special education 25,760 1.01 110
Medical assistants 28,260 1.01 270
Receptionists and information clerks 24,000 1 540
Electricians 47,030 1 360
Packers and packagers, hand 20,390 1 250
Pharmacy technicians 28,010 1 170
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 44,920 1 530
All other information and record clerks 32,850 0.99 190
Parts salespersons 30,150 0.99 110
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 38,150 0.98 540
Child care workers 18,940 0.98 210
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 23,200 0.98 180
Lawyers 100,570 0.98 140
Pharmacists 102,390 0.98 140
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 39,950 0.98 110
Bus drivers, school 25,430 0.97 180
Registered nurses 59,970 0.97 1,840
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 23,310 0.97 760
Medical and health services managers 82,080 0.97 110
Team assemblers 26,360 0.96 600
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 44,410 0.96 130
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 16,760 0.96 160
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 16,580 0.96 2,020
Medical and public health social workers 44,240 0.96 110
Dishwashers 16,530 0.96 280
Industrial truck and tractor operators 28,780 0.96 140
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 50,670 0.96 200
Retail salespersons 23,350 0.96 2,260

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