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Colorado Springs Employment

Employment and Industries in the Colorado Springs, Colorado Area

The tables here illustrate essential information about work and employment in the area. Information includes:

  • A table of the most numerous types of work found here, both for jobs generally requiring college degrees and jobs not requiring college degrees.
  • A table listing those careers significantly more common in Colorado Springs than in other US cities; this is useful both for career planning and for understanding the nature of Colorado Springs.
  • A list of the highest-paying jobs in Colorado Springs.
  • A list of any large public companies in Colorado Springs.

Jobs in Colorado Springs

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations274870$50,050$24.06100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations41970$36,000$17.3114.35
3Sales and Related Occupations31680$41,390$19.99.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations27780$25,210$12.128.55
5Education, Training, and Library Occupations18490$47,440$22.816.05
6Business and Financial Operations Occupations17640$73,830$35.55.25
7Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations16610$80,510$38.715.8
8Computer and Mathematical Occupations13980$94,400$45.382.9
9Construction and Extraction Occupations12710$44,940$21.614.45
10Transportation and Material Moving Occupations12290$33,420$16.076.55
11Management Occupations11300$115,760$55.656.15
12Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations9490$27,080$13.023.65
13Retail Salespersons9370$28,020$13.472.85
14Personal Care and Service Occupations9240$28,950$13.924.3
15Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations9150$46,750$22.483.8
16Healthcare Support Occupations8530$32,090$15.433
17Production Occupations8010$38,030$18.295.7
18Cashiers7390$24,560$11.812.2
19Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food6970$22,070$10.612.3
20Customer Service Representatives6970$31,910$15.341.75
21Architecture and Engineering Occupations6690$81,450$39.161.7
22Protective Service Occupations6210$45,630$21.942.2
23Waiters and Waitresses5900$23,960$11.521.7
24Registered Nurses5800$70,820$34.051.95
25Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive5160$35,160$16.911.5
26Community and Social Service Occupations5110$50,690$24.371.65
27Office Clerks, General4900$36,630$17.611.9
28Business Operations Specialists, All Other4270$79,710$38.320.7
29Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations4190$50,720$24.381.8
30General and Operations Managers4090$118,040$56.751.5
31Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners4020$26,830$12.91.55
32Stock Clerks and Order Fillers3630$29,120$141.3
33Software Developers, Applications3300$110,050$52.910.55
34Accountants and Auditors3110$76,940$36.990.9
35Cooks, Restaurant2970$26,720$12.840.8
36Nursing Assistants2970$28,660$13.781
37Personal Care Aides2850$23,090$11.11.5
38Sales Representatives, Services, All Other2710$64,290$30.910.6
39Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers2440$28,040$13.480.8
40Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks2400$36,180$17.391.05
41First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers2340$44,140$21.221
42Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners2330$22,710$10.920.9
43First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers2240$54,590$26.250.95
44Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand2230$29,640$14.251.7
45Receptionists and Information Clerks2210$29,370$14.120.7
46Maintenance and Repair Workers, General2100$35,910$17.260.9
47Software Developers, Systems Software2040$116,540$56.030.3
48First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers2010$37,210$17.890.6
49Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products1990$61,430$29.530.9
50Security Guards1940$31,900$15.330.7
51Carpenters1880$41,930$20.160.7
52Computer Occupations, All Other1790$89,090$42.830.2
53Construction Laborers1740$34,390$16.540.8
54Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations1730$69,100$33.220.8
55Computer User Support Specialists1680$58,520$28.130.4
56Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers1640$31,880$15.330.6
57Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers1630$41,670$20.031.2
58Counter and Rental Clerks1580$34,540$16.610.3
59Electricians1500$55,670$26.770.4
60Medical Assistants1500$33,100$15.910.45
61Legal Occupations1480$90,170$43.350.8
62Driver/Sales Workers1470$25,970$12.480.3
63Network and Computer Systems Administrators1380$77,180$37.110.25
64Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics1330$50,030$24.050.5
65Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists1310$62,480$30.040.4
66Dental Assistants1270$35,250$16.950.2
67Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers1260$68,980$33.160.4
68Cooks, Fast Food1250$22,090$10.620.3
69First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers1210$63,600$30.580.4
70Information and Record Clerks, All Other1210$40,540$19.490.1
71Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria1180$26,240$12.610.3
72Bartenders1160$25,700$12.350.4
73Management Analysts1130$80,490$38.70.5
74Medical Secretaries1120$36,140$17.380.4
75Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop1110$21,950$10.550.3
76Human Resources Specialists1110$65,220$31.360.35
77Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters1090$43,760$21.040.3
78Billing and Posting Clerks1020$35,340$16.990.3
79Food Preparation Workers970$24,090$11.580.6
80Computer Systems Analysts960$93,710$45.050.4
81Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists950$33,830$16.260.4
82Home Health Aides940$25,400$12.210.7
83Dishwashers930$21,500$10.340.3
84Bus Drivers, School or Special Client910$30,710$14.760.3
85Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants900$51,740$24.880.35
86Firefighters900$44,210$21.250.2
87Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors900$45,950$22.090.2
88Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education900$29,980$14.410.3
89Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators870$44,970$21.620.2
90Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks860$31,280$15.040.4
91Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors840$51,390$24.710
92Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses830$46,020$22.130.5
93Tellers820$28,600$13.750.3
94Child, Family, and School Social Workers810$50,620$24.340.2
95Managers, All Other810$120,900$58.130.6
96First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers790$65,990$31.730.3
97Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers780$21,010$10.10.3
98Amusement and Recreation Attendants760$22,390$10.760.2
99Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers760$39,330$18.910.1
100Food Servers, Nonrestaurant750$22,690$10.910.2
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Jobs More Common Near Colorado Springs Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$50,050274,870
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$36,00041,970
Sales and Related Occupations$41,39031,680
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$25,21027,780
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$47,44018,490
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$73,83017,640
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$80,51016,610
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$94,40013,980
Construction and Extraction Occupations$44,94012,710
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$33,42012,290
Management Occupations$115,76011,300
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$27,0809,490
Retail Salespersons$28,0209,370
Personal Care and Service Occupations$28,9509,240
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$46,7509,150
Healthcare Support Occupations$32,0908,530
Production Occupations$38,0308,010
Cashiers$24,5607,390
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$22,0706,970
Customer Service Representatives$31,9106,970
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$81,4506,690
Protective Service Occupations$45,6306,210
Waiters and Waitresses$23,9605,900
Registered Nurses$70,8205,800
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$35,1605,160
Community and Social Service Occupations$50,6905,110
Office Clerks, General$36,6304,900
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$79,7104,270
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$50,7204,190
General and Operations Managers$118,0404,090
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$26,8304,020
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$29,1203,630
Software Developers, Applications$110,0503,300
Accountants and Auditors$76,9403,110
Cooks, Restaurant$26,7202,970
Nursing Assistants$28,6602,970
Personal Care Aides$23,0902,850
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$64,2902,710
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$28,0402,440
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$36,1802,400
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$44,1402,340
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$22,7102,330
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$54,5902,240
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$29,6402,230
Receptionists and Information Clerks$29,3702,210
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$35,9102,100
Software Developers, Systems Software$116,5402,040
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$37,2102,010
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$61,4301,990
Security Guards$31,9001,940

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$50,050274,870
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$36,00041,970
Sales and Related Occupations$41,39031,680
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$25,21027,780
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$47,44018,490
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$73,83017,640
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$80,51016,610
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$94,40013,980
Construction and Extraction Occupations$44,94012,710
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$33,42012,290
Management Occupations$115,76011,300
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$27,0809,490
Retail Salespersons$28,0209,370
Personal Care and Service Occupations$28,9509,240
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$46,7509,150
Healthcare Support Occupations$32,0908,530
Production Occupations$38,0308,010
Customer Service Representatives$31,9106,970
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$81,4506,690
Protective Service Occupations$45,6306,210
Registered Nurses$70,8205,800
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$35,1605,160
Community and Social Service Occupations$50,6905,110
Office Clerks, General$36,6304,900
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$79,7104,270
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$50,7204,190
General and Operations Managers$118,0404,090
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$26,8304,020
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$29,1203,630
Software Developers, Applications$110,0503,300
Accountants and Auditors$76,9403,110
Cooks, Restaurant$26,7202,970
Nursing Assistants$28,6602,970
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$64,2902,710
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$28,0402,440
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$36,1802,400
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$44,1402,340
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$54,5902,240
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$29,6402,230
Receptionists and Information Clerks$29,3702,210
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$35,9102,100
Software Developers, Systems Software$116,5402,040
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$37,2102,010
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$61,4301,990
Security Guards$31,9001,940
Carpenters$41,9301,880
Computer Occupations, All Other$89,0901,790
Construction Laborers$34,3901,740
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$69,1001,730
Computer User Support Specialists$58,5201,680

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