May 2009 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 Excel files (XLS).

Links to OES estimates for other areas and States

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 20,190 $15.00 $17.61 $36,620 3.3 %
 
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 810 $27.48 $30.55 $63,540 6.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 310 $30.92 $35.78 $74,420 5.3 %
11-1031 Legislators (8) (4) (4) $25,040 5.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers (8) $22.60 $23.28 $48,420 6.9 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $66,570 2.2 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 70 $39.13 $37.36 $77,710 3.3 %
 
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 710 $23.27 $25.70 $53,460 2.9 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 170 $26.60 $28.62 $59,540 3.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 150 $23.53 $24.85 $51,690 3.8 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 30 $18.11 $16.85 $35,050 13.3 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 40 $21.58 $33.25 $69,170 28.3 %
 
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 110 $26.43 $26.01 $54,110 3.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 30 $15.45 $16.99 $35,340 5.2 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 30 $34.33 $34.35 $71,450 2.8 %
 
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 $25.25 $27.22 $56,620 4.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 30 $28.81 $28.29 $58,830 7.7 %
 
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 240 $25.41 $26.27 $54,650 3.5 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 70 $13.23 $15.82 $32,910 1.9 %
 
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 470 $22.83 $23.39 $48,650 4.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 40 $24.24 $24.56 $51,080 1.7 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 40 $20.93 $22.73 $47,280 8.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 30 $16.11 $21.01 $43,690 3.5 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 70 $20.30 $21.96 $45,670 3.4 %
 
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 100 $33.42 $40.43 $84,090 9.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 50 $52.93 $50.39 $104,820 13.4 %
 
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 1,230 $18.31 $18.97 $39,460 1.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 50 $9.56 $12.21 $25,390 20.9 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 30 (4) (4) $43,420 2.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 280 (4) (4) $42,670 2.2 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 180 (4) (4) $39,220 1.8 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 220 (4) (4) $42,200 1.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 40 (4) (4) $46,670 1.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 50 $12.11 $13.58 $28,240 2.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 180 (4) (4) $22,680 1.8 %
 
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 170 $12.08 $15.13 $31,460 6.8 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 40 $9.52 $10.00 $20,810 4.0 %
 
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 1,090 $24.68 $28.28 $58,820 2.4 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 50 $49.89 $45.21 $94,030 11.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 380 $27.75 $29.11 $60,550 2.4 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 30 $22.45 $22.90 $47,630 3.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 60 $13.35 $12.79 $26,600 4.9 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 130 $17.64 $17.68 $36,770 2.2 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 40 $17.62 $18.65 $38,800 8.0 %
 
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 $12.21 $13.79 $28,680 4.3 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 200 $11.21 $11.30 $23,510 2.9 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 40 $13.91 $15.35 $31,930 10.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 50 $15.15 $19.81 $41,200 20.4 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 30 $13.53 $15.13 $31,470 9.1 %
 
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 2,370 $22.53 $23.44 $48,760 2.1 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1,940 $22.33 $23.16 $48,180 2.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 100 $20.76 $21.43 $44,570 3.6 %
 
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 2,430 $8.76 $10.65 $22,160 2.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 120 $13.36 $15.36 $31,950 5.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 220 $20.35 $18.77 $39,040 6.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 210 $9.10 $9.85 $20,490 5.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 70 $8.85 $9.16 $19,060 5.4 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 180 $10.44 $10.88 $22,640 4.0 %
35-3011 Bartenders 100 $7.78 $8.09 $16,830 3.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 530 $8.25 $8.57 $17,820 2.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 530 $7.65 $8.56 $17,800 6.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 50 $8.83 $9.95 $20,690 15.6 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (8) $7.80 $8.25 $17,160 6.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 100 $8.40 $8.45 $17,580 3.8 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (8) $7.73 $8.19 $17,040 5.5 %
 
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 660 $9.48 $10.38 $21,590 2.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 270 $9.95 $10.51 $21,870 2.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 230 $8.68 $9.12 $18,960 3.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 130 $10.85 $11.44 $23,790 5.7 %
 
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 760 $8.79 $10.22 $21,260 3.4 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (8) $9.14 $9.78 $20,350 4.4 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 200 $9.92 $12.62 $26,260 8.1 %
 
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 2,060 $10.32 $12.54 $26,080 3.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 210 $16.22 $16.85 $35,050 3.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 680 $8.27 $8.84 $18,380 2.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 130 $9.40 $11.23 $23,360 7.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 60 $15.65 $15.45 $32,140 10.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 740 $10.74 $11.49 $23,900 3.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 40 $15.62 $20.10 $41,800 21.8 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 40 $14.49 $16.26 $33,830 7.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 70 $18.21 $21.09 $43,880 7.3 %
 
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 2,880 $13.18 $14.19 $29,520 2.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 130 $19.03 $19.56 $40,680 3.9 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 30 $13.63 $14.78 $30,740 6.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 340 $12.66 $13.72 $28,550 3.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 190 $12.15 $12.03 $25,020 4.4 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 70 $15.87 $16.78 $34,910 2.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 80 $12.85 $12.93 $26,890 5.2 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 100 $8.76 $9.48 $19,710 8.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 230 $11.01 $11.40 $23,710 4.8 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 40 $25.92 $22.83 $47,480 3.2 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 40 $15.28 $15.04 $31,290 7.9 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 30 $25.25 $24.54 $51,050 2.9 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 60 $24.47 $22.42 $46,630 2.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 80 $12.25 $13.18 $27,420 7.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 140 $11.37 $12.49 $25,980 3.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 240 $17.78 $18.66 $38,820 2.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 50 $18.47 $19.29 $40,120 17.3 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 50 $13.24 $14.05 $29,220 8.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 520 $12.52 $13.13 $27,310 2.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 180 $10.73 $11.37 $23,650 3.5 %
 
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 $9.26 $10.45 $21,730 7.7 %
 
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 1,250 $15.55 $17.22 $35,810 3.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 120 $28.46 $27.38 $56,940 3.5 %
47-2031 Carpenters 110 $15.73 $15.98 $33,230 5.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 200 $13.90 $13.90 $28,910 5.3 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 40 $15.09 $16.25 $33,800 8.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 290 $14.77 $16.00 $33,290 5.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 90 $14.79 $15.83 $32,920 6.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 80 $23.43 $22.60 $47,010 10.0 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $11.54 $11.62 $24,170 6.1 %
 
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 800 $20.42 $20.48 $42,600 4.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 80 $27.45 $29.40 $61,140 4.0 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 40 $29.56 $28.85 $60,000 3.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 90 $16.27 $18.58 $38,660 12.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 30 $17.27 $18.99 $39,500 7.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 310 $19.35 $19.59 $40,740 6.8 %
 
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 640 $13.31 $15.11 $31,430 4.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 60 $27.44 $25.14 $52,280 3.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 30 $10.45 $11.30 $23,500 12.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 40 $17.52 $16.91 $35,160 6.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 30 $14.69 $14.41 $29,970 11.5 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 50 $8.63 $8.91 $18,530 3.4 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (8) $20.54 $19.12 $39,780 2.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 50 $8.49 $8.95 $18,610 6.0 %
 
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 780 $13.00 $13.46 $27,990 2.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 70 $13.71 $13.80 $28,700 1.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 60 $10.83 $12.76 $26,550 11.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 220 $14.22 $14.68 $30,540 3.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 100 $11.31 $14.09 $29,310 14.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 70 $13.16 $12.95 $26,940 2.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 120 $9.32 $10.49 $21,820 3.8 %

About May 2009 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) Estimates not released.




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May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped Excel files

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Last Modified Date: April 6, 2010