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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 57410 $42870 $20.61 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 9030 $33720 $16.21 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 7270 $31960 $15.37 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 6000 $21510 $10.34 8.3
5 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 5210 $77970 $37.49 5.75
6 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3330 $48540 $23.33 6.15
7 Healthcare Support Occupations 3160 $30160 $14.5 3.05
8 Production Occupations 3070 $41900 $20.14 5.85
9 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 2720 $36940 $17.76 6.45
10 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2430 $44310 $21.3 3.8
11 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2390 $42800 $20.58 4.4
12 Retail Salespersons 2260 $29960 $14.4 3.1
13 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2080 $65290 $31.39 5.05
14 Registered Nurses 2070 $66990 $32.21 1.9
15 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2010 $24010 $11.54 4.1
16 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1940 $19130 $9.2 2.15
17 Protective Service Occupations 1930 $48070 $23.11 2.25
18 Cashiers 1920 $22700 $10.91 2.25
19 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1630 $26070 $12.53 3.7
20 Management Occupations 1610 $98650 $47.43 6.05
21 Customer Service Representatives 1500 $29100 $13.99 1.75
22 Waiters and Waitresses 1240 $19890 $9.56 1.6
23 Office Clerks, General 1200 $32940 $15.84 2
24 Community and Social Service Occupations 1180 $48520 $23.33 1.65
25 Telemarketers 1060 $20960 $10.08 0.15
26 Personal Care Aides 1030 $19920 $9.58 1.3
27 Nursing Assistants 940 $31020 $14.92 1.05
28 Home Health Aides 900 $22390 $10.76 0.7
29 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 870 $27440 $13.19 1.2
30 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 800 $33670 $16.19 1.6
31 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 760 $34460 $16.57 1.6
32 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 750 $27090 $13.02 1.6
33 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 660 $66180 $31.82 2.8
34 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 660 $80290 $38.6 1.65
35 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 650 $36280 $17.44 0.9
36 General and Operations Managers 610 $96730 $46.5 1.4
37 Correctional Officers and Jailers 590 $46610 $22.41 0.3
38 Receptionists and Information Clerks 590 $28710 $13.8 0.7
39 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 560 $48680 $23.41 1
40 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 560 $65430 $31.46 0.7
41 Medical Assistants 470 $30710 $14.76 0.45
42 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 470 $23770 $11.43 0.3
43 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 460 $53010 $25.48 1
44 Bill and Account Collectors 450 $27580 $13.26 0.2
45 Cooks, Restaurant 430 $25760 $12.38 0.75
46 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 420 $37410 $17.98 1.1
47 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 400 $40810 $19.62 1.2
48 Accountants and Auditors 390 $67980 $32.68 0.9
49 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 390 $20070 $9.65 1
50 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 380 $32990 $15.86 0.6
51 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 360 $27100 $13.03 0.8
52 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 360 $50540 $24.3 1.7
53 Security Guards 340 $35490 $17.06 0.7
54 Electricians 340 $52750 $25.36 0.4
55 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 330 $32920 $15.83 0.6
56 Counter and Rental Clerks 330 $30950 $14.88 0.3
57 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 330 $65980 $31.72 0.9
58 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 310 $31610 $15.2 0.5
59 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 310 $41670 $20.03 0.3
60 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 310 $58850 $28.3 1
61 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 300 $47130 $22.66 0.5
62 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 300 $64860 $31.18 0.45
63 Construction Laborers 290 $27820 $13.38 0.8
64 Bartenders 280 $22770 $10.95 0.4
65 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 270 $47700 $22.93 0.5
66 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 260 $56810 $27.31 0.2
67 Psychiatric Technicians 250 $38080 $18.31 0
68 Tellers 240 $27450 $13.2 0.3
69 Legal Occupations 230 $77530 $37.28 0.8
70 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 230 $44480 $21.38 0.1
71 Firefighters 230 $44400 $21.35 0.2
72 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 220 $54970 $26.43 0.6
73 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 220 $40180 $19.32 0.2
74 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 220 $69380 $33.36 0.4
75 Medical Secretaries 220 $34260 $16.47 0.4
76 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 210 $62610 $30.1 0.4
77 Food Preparation Workers 210 $23960 $11.52 0.6
78 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 210 $35800 $17.21 0.1
79 Pharmacy Technicians 200 $32010 $15.39 0.25
80 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 190 $46780 $22.49 0.3
81 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 190 $67330 $32.37 0.3
82 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 190 $37400 $17.98 0.35
83 Mental Health Counselors 180 $48510 $23.32 0.1
84 Driver/Sales Workers 180 $30190 $14.51 0.3
85 Computer User Support Specialists 180 $45800 $22.02 0.4
86 Medical and Health Services Managers 170 $106250 $51.08 0.2
87 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 170 $31180 $14.99 0.1
88 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 170 $37090 $17.83 0.1
89 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 170 $29730 $14.29 0.4
90 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 170 $31230 $15.02 0.1
91 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 170 $42300 $20.34 0.2
92 Pharmacists 170 $123390 $59.32 0.2
93 Family and General Practitioners 170 $164470 $79.07 0.1
94 Dishwashers 170 $20010 $9.62 0.3
95 Dental Assistants 170 $33930 $16.31 0.2
96 Nurse Practitioners 160 $99300 $47.74 0.1
97 Childcare Workers 150 $22720 $10.92 0.8
98 Machinists 150 $41040 $19.73 0.3
99 Human Resources Specialists 150 $60750 $29.21 0.3
100 Physical Therapist Assistants 150 $52540 $25.26 0.1
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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
All Occupations 42,870 57,410
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,720 9,030
Sales and Related Occupations 31,960 7,270
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 21,510 6,000
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 77,970 5,210
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 48,540 3,330
Healthcare Support Occupations 30,160 3,160
Production Occupations 41,900 3,070
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 36,940 2,720
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 44,310 2,430
Construction and Extraction Occupations 42,800 2,390
Retail Salespersons 29,960 2,260
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 65,290 2,080
Registered Nurses 66,990 2,070
Personal Care and Service Occupations 24,010 2,010
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 19,130 1,940
Protective Service Occupations 48,070 1,930
Cashiers 22,700 1,920
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 26,070 1,630
Management Occupations 98,650 1,610
Customer Service Representatives 29,100 1,500
Waiters and Waitresses 19,890 1,240
Office Clerks, General 32,940 1,200
Community and Social Service Occupations 48,520 1,180
Telemarketers 20,960 1,060
Personal Care Aides 19,920 1,030
Nursing Assistants 31,020 940
Home Health Aides 22,390 900
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,440 870
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 33,670 800
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 34,460 760
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 27,090 750
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 66,180 660
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 80,290 660
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 36,280 650
General and Operations Managers 96,730 610
Correctional Officers and Jailers 46,610 590
Receptionists and Information Clerks 28,710 590
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 48,680 560
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 65,430 560
Medical Assistants 30,710 470
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 23,770 470
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 53,010 460
Bill and Account Collectors 27,580 450
Cooks, Restaurant 25,760 430
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 37,410 420
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 40,810 400
Accountants and Auditors 67,980 390
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 20,070 390
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 32,990 380

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 42,870 57,410
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,720 9,030
Sales and Related Occupations 31,960 7,270
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 77,970 5,210
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 48,540 3,330
Healthcare Support Occupations 30,160 3,160
Production Occupations 41,900 3,070
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 36,940 2,720
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 44,310 2,430
Construction and Extraction Occupations 42,800 2,390
Retail Salespersons 29,960 2,260
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 65,290 2,080
Registered Nurses 66,990 2,070
Protective Service Occupations 48,070 1,930
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 26,070 1,630
Management Occupations 98,650 1,610
Customer Service Representatives 29,100 1,500
Office Clerks, General 32,940 1,200
Community and Social Service Occupations 48,520 1,180
Nursing Assistants 31,020 940
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,440 870
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 33,670 800
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 34,460 760
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 27,090 750
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 66,180 660
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 80,290 660
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 36,280 650
General and Operations Managers 96,730 610
Correctional Officers and Jailers 46,610 590
Receptionists and Information Clerks 28,710 590
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 48,680 560
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 65,430 560
Medical Assistants 30,710 470
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 53,010 460
Bill and Account Collectors 27,580 450
Cooks, Restaurant 25,760 430
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 37,410 420
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 40,810 400
Accountants and Auditors 67,980 390
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 32,990 380
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 27,100 360
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 50,540 360
Security Guards 35,490 340
Electricians 52,750 340
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 32,920 330
Counter and Rental Clerks 30,950 330
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 65,980 330
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 31,610 310
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 41,670 310
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 58,850 310

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