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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.

Jobs in Pueblo

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations59750$44,030$21.17100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations9200$33,980$16.3414.35
3Sales and Related Occupations6830$32,570$15.669.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations6070$23,090$11.18.55
5Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations5620$77,710$37.365.8
6Education, Training, and Library Occupations3460$50,030$24.056.05
7Production Occupations3300$44,160$21.235.7
8Transportation and Material Moving Occupations3160$36,970$17.786.55
9Healthcare Support Occupations2930$30,270$14.553
10Construction and Extraction Occupations2750$43,130$20.744.45
11Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2470$46,330$22.283.8
12Personal Care and Service Occupations2270$25,360$12.194.3
13Retail Salespersons2220$30,500$14.662.85
14Registered Nurses2160$69,050$33.21.95
15Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food2130$20,520$9.872.3
16Business and Financial Operations Occupations2120$65,600$31.545.25
17Protective Service Occupations2110$48,800$23.462.2
18Management Occupations1790$99,110$47.656.15
19Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1780$28,110$13.513.65
20Cashiers1740$22,060$10.62.2
21Community and Social Service Occupations1340$47,230$22.711.65
22Personal Care Aides1340$21,860$10.511.5
23Customer Service Representatives1320$30,010$14.431.75
24Waiters and Waitresses1060$21,400$10.291.7
25Office Clerks, General1040$31,510$15.151.9
26Stock Clerks and Order Fillers970$27,740$13.341.3
27Telemarketers850$22,270$10.710.1
28Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive820$32,370$15.561.5
29Home Health Aides800$23,820$11.450.7
30Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand800$35,200$16.921.7
31Nursing Assistants800$29,890$14.371
32Architecture and Engineering Occupations750$82,510$39.671.7
33General and Operations Managers740$96,130$46.221.5
34Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners740$27,800$13.371.55
35Maintenance and Repair Workers, General680$40,650$19.540.9
36Correctional Officers and Jailers650$47,600$22.890.25
37First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers620$50,350$24.211
38Receptionists and Information Clerks610$28,380$13.640.7
39Computer and Mathematical Occupations580$64,440$30.982.9
40Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria580$24,640$11.850.3
41Business Operations Specialists, All Other540$66,290$31.870.7
42Cooks, Restaurant520$25,330$12.180.8
43Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks500$37,900$18.221.05
44First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers500$53,270$25.610.95
45Medical Assistants500$29,380$14.120.45
46Bill and Account Collectors490$28,080$13.50.2
47Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers480$43,790$21.051.2
48Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners480$21,590$10.380.9
49Construction Laborers440$31,090$14.950.8
50Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations430$51,090$24.561.8
51Accountants and Auditors410$65,100$31.30.9
52Electricians390$54,700$26.30.4
53Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers390$33,790$16.250.8
54Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop370$25,460$12.240.3
55Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations370$67,500$32.450.8
56Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers370$34,000$16.350.6
57Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics350$33,540$16.120.5
58Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers340$66,040$31.750.4
59Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors340$48,990$23.550
60Security Guards330$36,880$17.730.7
61Driver/Sales Workers320$27,560$13.250.3
62Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants310$47,760$22.960.35
63Counter and Rental Clerks290$33,540$16.130.3
64First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers290$35,650$17.140.6
65First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers280$59,480$28.590.4
66Psychiatric Technicians280$40,490$19.470
67Industrial Machinery Mechanics260$57,320$27.560.2
68Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses260$47,860$23.010.5
69Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products260$60,030$28.860.9
70Tellers260$30,670$14.750.3
71Child, Family, and School Social Workers250$40,340$19.390.2
72Legal Occupations250$78,390$37.690.8
73Pharmacy Technicians250$33,530$16.120.3
74Sales Representatives, Services, All Other250$52,850$25.410.6
75Firefighters240$47,360$22.770.2
76Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers240$51,200$24.620.3
77Medical Secretaries220$35,200$16.930.4
78Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters220$49,540$23.820.3
79Bartenders210$27,990$13.460.4
80Court, Municipal, and License Clerks210$36,620$17.610.1
81Information and Record Clerks, All Other210$37,080$17.820.1
82Childcare Workers200$25,240$12.140.8
83First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers200$67,430$32.420.3
84Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers200$45,020$21.640.1
85Pharmacists200$124,170$59.70.2
86Carpenters190$35,310$16.970.7
87Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers190$34,610$16.640.1
88Machinists190$42,330$20.350.25
89Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators190$39,450$18.970.2
90First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers180$80,290$38.60.4
91Food Preparation Workers180$24,700$11.880.6
92Human Resources Specialists180$56,990$27.40.35
93Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators180$38,440$18.480.35
94Medical and Health Services Managers180$108,840$52.320.25
95Computer User Support Specialists170$45,640$21.940.4
96Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers170$20,280$9.750.3
97Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations170$26,770$12.870.65
98Dental Assistants160$33,380$16.050.2
99Dishwashers160$21,470$10.320.3
100Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists160$32,940$15.840.4
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Jobs More Common Near Pueblo Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$44,03059,750
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,9809,200
Sales and Related Occupations$32,5706,830
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$23,0906,070
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$77,7105,620
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$50,0303,460
Production Occupations$44,1603,300
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$36,9703,160
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,2702,930
Construction and Extraction Occupations$43,1302,750
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$46,3302,470
Personal Care and Service Occupations$25,3602,270
Retail Salespersons$30,5002,220
Registered Nurses$69,0502,160
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$20,5202,130
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$65,6002,120
Protective Service Occupations$48,8002,110
Management Occupations$99,1101,790
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$28,1101,780
Cashiers$22,0601,740
Community and Social Service Occupations$47,2301,340
Personal Care Aides$21,8601,340
Customer Service Representatives$30,0101,320
Waiters and Waitresses$21,4001,060
Office Clerks, General$31,5101,040
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,740970
Telemarketers$22,270850
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$32,370820
Home Health Aides$23,820800
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$35,200800
Nursing Assistants$29,890800
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$82,510750
General and Operations Managers$96,130740
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$27,800740
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$40,650680
Correctional Officers and Jailers$47,600650
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$50,350620
Receptionists and Information Clerks$28,380610
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$64,440580
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria$24,640580
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$66,290540
Cooks, Restaurant$25,330520
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$37,900500
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$53,270500
Medical Assistants$29,380500
Bill and Account Collectors$28,080490
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$43,790480
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$21,590480
Construction Laborers$31,090440
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$51,090430

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$44,03059,750
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,9809,200
Sales and Related Occupations$32,5706,830
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$77,7105,620
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$50,0303,460
Production Occupations$44,1603,300
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$36,9703,160
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,2702,930
Construction and Extraction Occupations$43,1302,750
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$46,3302,470
Personal Care and Service Occupations$25,3602,270
Retail Salespersons$30,5002,220
Registered Nurses$69,0502,160
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$65,6002,120
Protective Service Occupations$48,8002,110
Management Occupations$99,1101,790
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$28,1101,780
Community and Social Service Occupations$47,2301,340
Customer Service Representatives$30,0101,320
Office Clerks, General$31,5101,040
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,740970
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$32,370820
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$35,200800
Nursing Assistants$29,890800
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$82,510750
General and Operations Managers$96,130740
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$27,800740
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$40,650680
Correctional Officers and Jailers$47,600650
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$50,350620
Receptionists and Information Clerks$28,380610
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$64,440580
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$66,290540
Cooks, Restaurant$25,330520
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$37,900500
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$53,270500
Medical Assistants$29,380500
Bill and Account Collectors$28,080490
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$43,790480
Construction Laborers$31,090440
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$51,090430
Accountants and Auditors$65,100410
Electricians$54,700390
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$33,790390
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop$25,460370
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$67,500370
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$34,000370
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$33,540350
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$66,040340
Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors$48,990340

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