Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area



For metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area definitions used by the OES survey, see the MSA definitions page.


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable XLS files.

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Major Occupational Groups in Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

All Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 20,960 $14.62 $17.09 $35,540 3.4 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 830 $27.22 $29.40 $61,140 5.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 300 $30.87 $33.75 $70,190 4.1 %
11-1031 Legislators (8) (4) (4) $25,160 5.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers (8) $29.63 $32.86 $68,340 5.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers (8) $22.89 $23.86 $49,640 7.5 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $65,910 2.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 40 $34.98 $37.58 $78,170 8.3 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 60 $31.16 $31.84 $66,230 5.2 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 650 $23.68 $26.85 $55,850 6.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists (8) $22.09 $22.43 $46,650 3.7 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 130 $29.72 $31.45 $65,420 3.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 140 $23.44 $24.02 $49,950 3.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers (8) $15.74 $21.82 $45,380 28.4 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 120 $25.94 $25.46 $52,960 3.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 40 $15.60 $17.03 $35,420 5.5 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 30 $35.11 $34.52 $71,790 4.0 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 190 $24.69 $27.98 $58,210 7.6 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 230 $25.30 $25.61 $53,280 3.9 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 50 $14.71 $16.12 $33,520 1.8 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 460 $18.97 $21.30 $44,300 6.7 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 30 $21.11 $21.76 $45,270 3.4 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 60 $23.45 $23.69 $49,270 3.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 30 $11.07 $13.16 $27,370 14.6 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 110 $30.68 $38.69 $80,480 9.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 50 $53.02 $50.10 $104,220 12.6 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 1,330 $17.68 $18.23 $37,920 2.6 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 40 $9.06 $9.73 $20,250 5.7 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 30 (4) (4) $41,820 2.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 290 (4) (4) $42,770 2.8 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 160 (4) (4) $39,280 2.9 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 220 (4) (4) $40,420 2.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 30 (4) (4) $47,070 2.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $51,440 3.0 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 90 (4) (4) $40,120 10.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 50 $11.85 $13.17 $27,400 2.4 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 210 (4) (4) $20,960 2.6 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 50 $28.49 $28.54 $59,370 2.6 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 190 $12.81 $14.40 $29,950 6.5 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents (8) $10.01 $10.26 $21,340 4.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 60 $13.49 $14.92 $31,040 5.9 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 1,140 $24.33 $27.90 $58,020 3.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 40 $46.36 $42.67 $88,750 13.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 370 $27.16 $28.71 $59,720 2.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 30 $32.72 $32.59 $67,780 3.3 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 40 $30.08 $30.06 $62,530 4.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 30 $22.71 $24.10 $50,120 3.0 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 50 $13.47 $13.02 $27,080 5.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 150 $16.76 $16.75 $34,840 2.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 50 $15.58 $16.88 $35,110 8.9 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 390 $11.87 $12.73 $26,470 2.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 200 $10.78 $10.91 $22,680 2.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 50 $14.18 $15.74 $32,740 11.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 50 $13.98 $14.26 $29,660 3.6 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 2,410 $21.55 $22.36 $46,510 2.2 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters (8) $23.53 $22.90 $47,620 8.4 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1,910 $20.82 $21.80 $45,340 2.8 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 90 $20.21 $21.27 $44,250 4.4 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 30 $9.58 $9.98 $20,760 5.9 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 30 $10.75 $12.55 $26,110 3.7 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 2,150 $7.98 $9.62 $20,020 3.0 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 130 $12.10 $16.27 $33,850 10.5 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $7.63 $7.90 $16,440 6.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 60 $9.76 $10.15 $21,110 3.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 120 $10.46 $10.63 $22,110 5.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $9.16 $9.40 $19,540 4.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 400 $8.55 $9.32 $19,400 4.5 %
35-3011 Bartenders 90 $7.51 $7.98 $16,590 3.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 410 $7.87 $8.15 $16,950 2.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 440 $7.36 $7.76 $16,130 4.2 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 40 $8.28 $8.22 $17,110 4.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (8) $7.43 $7.76 $16,150 6.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 90 $8.26 $8.36 $17,390 3.7 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 50 $7.56 $8.16 $16,970 4.5 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 670 $9.44 $10.37 $21,560 2.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 250 $9.33 $10.07 $20,940 2.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 240 $8.75 $9.19 $19,110 2.7 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 140 $11.35 $11.45 $23,820 4.4 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 900 $8.87 $9.85 $20,490 3.3 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 30 $14.91 $15.30 $31,820 2.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (8) $8.59 $9.30 $19,350 2.5 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 290 $8.32 $8.38 $17,430 2.8 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 200 $9.14 $11.10 $23,090 7.9 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 2,210 $10.28 $12.43 $25,850 3.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 210 $15.84 $16.46 $34,240 3.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 740 $7.83 $8.48 $17,640 1.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 70 $9.48 $11.54 $24,000 8.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 60 $12.40 $14.10 $29,330 13.1 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 830 $11.18 $12.04 $25,030 5.0 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 50 $15.23 $17.85 $37,120 20.7 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 40 $13.82 $15.71 $32,670 7.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 90 $20.92 $25.51 $53,060 8.3 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other (8) $10.68 $10.14 $21,100 10.5 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 2,960 $12.80 $14.01 $29,140 2.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 110 $19.72 $19.70 $40,970 3.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 350 $13.23 $13.79 $28,680 3.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 200 $11.52 $11.52 $23,960 5.3 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 70 $15.05 $15.78 $32,820 2.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 100 $12.22 $13.30 $27,670 10.3 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 100 $8.32 $9.15 $19,040 7.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 220 $12.26 $11.82 $24,580 4.1 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 40 $21.72 $20.62 $42,890 2.9 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 40 $15.31 $14.81 $30,810 7.7 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 40 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.62 (c) $49,130 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 60 (c) $24.30 (c) $22.00 (c) $45,760 (9)
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 80 $12.43 $13.64 $28,370 5.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 140 $10.76 $11.50 $23,920 3.3 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 260 $17.60 $18.36 $38,180 3.0 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 50 $18.87 $18.96 $39,430 18.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 70 $13.02 $13.43 $27,930 7.8 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 450 $11.93 $12.70 $26,410 2.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 280 $10.83 $11.30 $23,510 4.9 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 40 $8.16 $10.12 $21,050 9.0 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1,490 $15.05 $16.27 $33,830 2.9 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 100 $26.90 $25.83 $53,730 4.2 %
47-2031 Carpenters 170 $15.64 $15.76 $32,780 4.3 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 50 $13.50 $14.76 $30,690 15.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 270 $13.07 $13.17 $27,390 4.8 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 50 $15.45 $16.69 $34,710 7.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 290 $14.30 $14.74 $30,660 3.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 110 $15.89 $18.26 $37,970 7.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 40 $11.44 $11.98 $24,910 5.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 100 $19.44 $20.12 $41,850 12.8 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $15.93 $17.30 $35,980 4.0 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 30 $13.51 $14.43 $30,020 10.6 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 860 $20.61 $20.27 $42,170 4.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 310 $25.28 $25.64 $53,340 3.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 40 $28.98 $28.97 $60,260 2.9 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 80 $15.02 $15.25 $31,710 4.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 30 $16.02 $17.84 $37,110 7.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 160 $13.62 $13.99 $29,090 3.0 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 40 $11.55 $12.08 $25,130 7.8 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 850 $13.00 $14.76 $30,700 3.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 90 $24.91 $24.60 $51,160 2.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 100 $12.80 $12.47 $25,930 21.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters (8) $11.08 $10.97 $22,810 5.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 40 $18.09 $18.26 $37,980 4.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 40 $16.67 $15.62 $32,500 4.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 60 $8.39 $8.66 $18,020 4.1 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 30 $20.84 $19.87 $41,340 23.2 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers (8) $7.51 $8.68 $18,060 12.5 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 770 $13.19 $13.58 $28,240 3.0 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 80 $13.35 $13.54 $28,170 3.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 40 $12.57 $14.22 $29,580 14.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 280 $13.87 $13.97 $29,050 3.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 80 $13.27 $15.61 $32,470 14.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 70 $12.98 $12.54 $26,070 2.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 100 $9.32 $11.11 $23,110 5.7 %

About May 2008 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) Estimate not available.

(c) Corrected on May 29, 2009.




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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: May 29, 2009

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