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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 269080 $49450 $23.78 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 39760 $36210 $17.41 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 31790 $42420 $20.39 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 27950 $23720 $11.41 8.3
5 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 18350 $45200 $21.73 6.15
6 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 17170 $73910 $35.53 5.05
7 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 15840 $79370 $38.16 5.75
8 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 14430 $92020 $44.24 2.8
9 Construction and Extraction Occupations 11840 $43680 $21 4.4
10 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 11560 $32120 $15.44 6.45
11 Management Occupations 10970 $115680 $55.62 6.05
12 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 9430 $46270 $22.25 3.8
13 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 9380 $25930 $12.47 3.7
14 Personal Care and Service Occupations 8930 $27050 $13.01 4.1
15 Retail Salespersons 8690 $28710 $13.8 3.1
16 Production Occupations 8580 $36200 $17.4 5.85
17 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 7810 $20810 $10 2.15
18 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 7280 $80150 $38.53 1.65
19 Healthcare Support Occupations 7190 $31060 $14.93 3.05
20 Cashiers 7190 $23480 $11.29 2.25
21 Waiters and Waitresses 6140 $21200 $10.19 1.6
22 Protective Service Occupations 6120 $44660 $21.47 2.25
23 Registered Nurses 5800 $66890 $32.16 1.9
24 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 5630 $34810 $16.73 1.6
25 Customer Service Representatives 5060 $34040 $16.37 1.75
26 Community and Social Service Occupations 4680 $48820 $23.47 1.65
27 Office Clerks, General 4650 $35930 $17.28 2
28 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 4350 $79320 $38.14 0.7
29 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 4340 $48650 $23.39 1.7
30 General and Operations Managers 4050 $118280 $56.86 1.4
31 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 4050 $25300 $12.16 1.6
32 Software Developers, Applications 3690 $106360 $51.13 0.5
33 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 3640 $28510 $13.71 1.2
34 Personal Care Aides 3030 $22670 $10.9 1.3
35 Cooks, Restaurant 2880 $26890 $12.93 0.75
36 Nursing Assistants 2620 $26770 $12.87 1.05
37 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 2610 $26750 $12.86 0.8
38 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 2580 $67970 $32.68 0.6
39 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2440 $35080 $16.86 1.1
40 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2370 $29330 $14.1 0.7
41 Software Developers, Systems Software 2360 $114280 $54.94 0.3
42 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2330 $28770 $13.83 1.6
43 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 2290 $49580 $23.84 1
44 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2230 $37100 $17.83 0.9
45 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2210 $55200 $26.54 1
46 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2090 $21540 $10.36 1
47 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 2070 $37920 $18.23 0.6
48 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1960 $66690 $32.06 1
49 Computer User Support Specialists 1870 $57530 $27.66 0.4
50 Security Guards 1740 $32010 $15.39 0.7
51 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 1720 $31230 $15.01 0.6
52 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1710 $68520 $32.94 0.9
53 Construction Laborers 1580 $32820 $15.78 0.8
54 Carpenters 1450 $41340 $19.88 0.6
55 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1450 $42840 $20.6 1.2
56 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1440 $49080 $23.6 0.5
57 Medical Assistants 1430 $32660 $15.7 0.45
58 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 1350 $75620 $36.36 0.3
59 Legal Occupations 1340 $90680 $43.6 0.8
60 Computer Occupations, All Other 1300 $84300 $40.53 0.2
61 Dental Assistants 1270 $35520 $17.08 0.2
62 Counter and Rental Clerks 1250 $35170 $16.91 0.3
63 Electricians 1240 $53170 $25.57 0.4
64 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1240 $66740 $32.09 0.45
65 Telemarketers 1200 $28790 $13.84 0.15
66 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 1190 $39540 $19.01 0.1
67 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 1180 $59800 $28.75 0.35
68 Computer Systems Analysts 1140 $94340 $45.36 0.4
69 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1120 $25130 $12.08 0.3
70 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1110 $68800 $33.08 0.4
71 Cooks, Fast Food 1100 $20750 $9.98 0.3
72 Management Analysts 1090 $87270 $41.96 0.5
73 Dishwashers 1090 $20680 $9.94 0.3
74 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 1080 $42680 $20.52 0.3
75 Human Resources Specialists 1070 $63190 $30.38 0.3
76 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 1020 $30640 $14.73 0.3
77 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 1010 $20310 $9.77 0.25
78 Driver/Sales Workers 1000 $23850 $11.47 0.3
79 Bartenders 1000 $24060 $11.57 0.4
80 Medical Secretaries 960 $35620 $17.13 0.4
81 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 920 $72280 $34.75 0.2
82 Billing and Posting Clerks 920 $36050 $17.33 0.35
83 Firefighters 910 $43580 $20.95 0.2
84 Tellers 890 $27970 $13.45 0.3
85 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 880 $50350 $24.2 0.5
86 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 870 $19280 $9.27 0.3
87 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 850 $30220 $14.53 0.3
88 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 830 $30510 $14.67 0.4
89 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 820 $38250 $18.39 0.1
90 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 800 $21030 $10.11 0.2
91 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 800 $47820 $22.99 0.2
92 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 790 $21390 $10.28 0.2
93 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 780 $64850 $31.18 0.3
94 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 780 $73010 $35.1 0.2
95 Computer and Information Systems Managers 770 $159070 $76.47 0.25
96 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 760 $44030 $21.17 0.5
97 Food Preparation Workers 760 $23300 $11.2 0.6
98 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 750 $102380 $49.22 0.1
99 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 730 $29460 $14.17 0.4
100 Managers, All Other 730 $123360 $59.31 0.65
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Jobs More Common Near Colorado Springs Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 49,450 269,080
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 36,210 39,760
Sales and Related Occupations 42,420 31,790
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 23,720 27,950
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 45,200 18,350
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 73,910 17,170
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 79,370 15,840
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 92,020 14,430
Construction and Extraction Occupations 43,680 11,840
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 32,120 11,560
Management Occupations 115,680 10,970
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 46,270 9,430
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,930 9,380
Personal Care and Service Occupations 27,050 8,930
Retail Salespersons 28,710 8,690
Production Occupations 36,200 8,580
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 20,810 7,810
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 80,150 7,280
Healthcare Support Occupations 31,060 7,190
Cashiers 23,480 7,190
Waiters and Waitresses 21,200 6,140
Protective Service Occupations 44,660 6,120
Registered Nurses 66,890 5,800
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 34,810 5,630
Customer Service Representatives 34,040 5,060
Community and Social Service Occupations 48,820 4,680
Office Clerks, General 35,930 4,650
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 79,320 4,350
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 48,650 4,340
General and Operations Managers 118,280 4,050
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25,300 4,050
Software Developers, Applications 106,360 3,690
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 28,510 3,640
Personal Care Aides 22,670 3,030
Cooks, Restaurant 26,890 2,880
Nursing Assistants 26,770 2,620
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 26,750 2,610
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 67,970 2,580
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,080 2,440
Receptionists and Information Clerks 29,330 2,370
Software Developers, Systems Software 114,280 2,360
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,770 2,330
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 49,580 2,290
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 37,100 2,230
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 55,200 2,210
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 21,540 2,090
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 37,920 2,070
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 66,690 1,960
Computer User Support Specialists 57,530 1,870
Security Guards 32,010 1,740

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 49,450 269,080
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 36,210 39,760
Sales and Related Occupations 42,420 31,790
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 45,200 18,350
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 73,910 17,170
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 79,370 15,840
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 92,020 14,430
Construction and Extraction Occupations 43,680 11,840
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 32,120 11,560
Management Occupations 115,680 10,970
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 46,270 9,430
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,930 9,380
Personal Care and Service Occupations 27,050 8,930
Retail Salespersons 28,710 8,690
Production Occupations 36,200 8,580
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 80,150 7,280
Healthcare Support Occupations 31,060 7,190
Protective Service Occupations 44,660 6,120
Registered Nurses 66,890 5,800
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 34,810 5,630
Customer Service Representatives 34,040 5,060
Community and Social Service Occupations 48,820 4,680
Office Clerks, General 35,930 4,650
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 79,320 4,350
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 48,650 4,340
General and Operations Managers 118,280 4,050
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25,300 4,050
Software Developers, Applications 106,360 3,690
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 28,510 3,640
Cooks, Restaurant 26,890 2,880
Nursing Assistants 26,770 2,620
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 26,750 2,610
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 67,970 2,580
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,080 2,440
Receptionists and Information Clerks 29,330 2,370
Software Developers, Systems Software 114,280 2,360
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,770 2,330
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 49,580 2,290
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 37,100 2,230
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 55,200 2,210
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 37,920 2,070
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 66,690 1,960
Computer User Support Specialists 57,530 1,870
Security Guards 32,010 1,740
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 31,230 1,720
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 68,520 1,710
Construction Laborers 32,820 1,580
Carpenters 41,340 1,450
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 42,840 1,450
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 49,080 1,440

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