Highest-paying jobs in Colorado Springs that don't require a college degree

Written by:
June 13, 2022
Leszek Glasner // Shutterstock

Highest-paying jobs in Colorado Springs that don't require a college degree

From the moment they arrive on campus, today’s high school students are inundated with messages about the importance of receiving a college education. They hear it from their guidance counselors, teachers, parents, family members, neighbors, and coaches. While graduation from a four-year college can certainly work wonders for students’ future careers, it’s not necessary for all fields — something admissions officers and guidance counselors sometimes fail to mention.

To find the highest paying jobs that don’t require a college degree, Stacker consulted the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook to compile a list of all jobs that don’t require higher education. All professions that listed a high school diploma, some college education (without a degree conferred), postsecondary nondegree award, or no formal education requirements for entry-level positions were considered. Jobs that didn’t list any entry-level education requirement were excluded, as were job titles that grouped several positions together. Jobs are ranked by 2021 annual mean wage.

Keep reading to discover the highest paying jobs in Colorado Springs, CO that don’t require a college degree.

You may also like: Highest paying jobs in Colorado Springs that require a graduate degree

1 / 50
welcomia // Shutterstock

#50. Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $54,350
- #213 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 390

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,280
- Employment: 145,230
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($86,740)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($82,520)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($79,470)
2 / 50
Jacob Lund // Shutterstock

#49. Advertising sales agents

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $54,790
- #150 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $66,540
- Employment: 96,660
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($97,840)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($97,720)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($83,050)
3 / 50
Peter Braakmann // Shutterstock

#48. First-line supervisors of farming, fishing, and forestry workers

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $54,970
- #93 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $54,450
- Employment: 25,770
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Longview, WA ($74,500)
--- Redding, CA ($72,680)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($71,740)
4 / 50
Bigflick // Shutterstock

#47. Correctional officers and jailers

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $54,990
- #94 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 370

National
- Annual mean salary: $53,420
- Employment: 392,600
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($96,580)
--- Salinas, CA ($89,100)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($86,260)
5 / 50
Jacob Lund // Shutterstock

#46. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $55,160
- #108 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 620

National
- Annual mean salary: $51,850
- Employment: 641,240
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Napa, CA ($76,890)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($75,880)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($75,410)

You may also like: Highest-rated Chinese restaurants in Colorado Springs, according to Tripadvisor

6 / 50
Kitawit Jitaton // Shutterstock

#45. Telecommunications line installers and repairers

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $55,350
- #149 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $62,250
- Employment: 101,530
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($90,680)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($90,370)
--- Salinas, CA ($88,050)
7 / 50
Canva

#44. Tool and die makers

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $55,360
- #99 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $56,150
- Employment: 63,630
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($75,920)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($72,510)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($71,910)
8 / 50
Canva

#43. Automotive body and related repairers

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $55,810
- #43 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 370

National
- Annual mean salary: $50,660
- Employment: 137,300
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($71,350)
--- Ames, IA ($68,340)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($68,060)
9 / 50
John Leung // Shutterstock

#42. Brickmasons and blockmasons

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $56,610
- #98 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,430
- Employment: 55,950
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($95,980)
--- Decatur, IL ($92,670)
--- Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ ($89,340)
10 / 50
Syda Productions // Shutterstock

#41. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $57,150
- #258 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 750

National
- Annual mean salary: $66,870
- Employment: 466,910
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($94,590)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($87,760)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($87,420)

You may also like: Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Colorado Springs

11 / 50
David Spates // Shutterstock

#40. Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $57,930
- #86 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 770

National
- Annual mean salary: $54,690
- Employment: 356,960
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($78,020)
--- Fairbanks, AK ($76,750)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($71,710)
12 / 50
Vera Larina // Shutterstock

#39. Sheet metal workers

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $58,080
- #112 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 310

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,760
- Employment: 122,630
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($101,150)
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($94,930)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($93,840)
13 / 50
Gerain0812 // Shutterstock

#38. Surgical technologists

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $58,670
- #50 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

National
- Annual mean salary: $53,590
- Employment: 109,060
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($80,450)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($80,170)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($77,460)
14 / 50
DenisProduction.com // Shutterstock

#37. Chefs and head cooks

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $58,900
- #78 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

National
- Annual mean salary: $56,920
- Employment: 129,810
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Leominster-Gardner, MA ($81,020)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($79,600)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($79,430)
15 / 50
Avatar_023 // Shutterstock

#36. Water and wastewater treatment plant and system operators

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $60,090
- #69 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,320
- Employment: 121,150
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($93,980)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($92,370)
--- Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV ($87,990)

You may also like: Highest-rated dessert shops in Colorado Springs, according to Tripadvisor

16 / 50
kittirat roekburi // Shutterstock

#35. Stationary engineers and boiler operators

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $60,990
- #77 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,510
- Employment: 29,820
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($106,300)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,930)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($99,740)
17 / 50
Canva

#34. Computer numerically controlled tool programmers

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $61,040
- #56 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $62,360
- Employment: 25,800
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($93,600)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($92,910)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($86,660)
18 / 50
Pressmaster // Shutterstock

#33. Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $61,100
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,390
- Employment: 51,040
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($81,390)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($80,460)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($73,070)
19 / 50
GolF2532 // Shutterstock

#32. Security and fire alarm systems installers

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $61,120
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,170
- Employment: 77,420
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Eugene, OR ($70,940)
--- Salem, OR ($68,640)
--- Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI ($68,520)
20 / 50
goodluz // Shutterstock

#31. Real estate sales agents

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $62,120
- #111 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,090

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,480
- Employment: 175,920
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Midland, TX ($100,060)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($99,880)
--- Worcester, MA-CT ($93,400)

You may also like: Most expensive homes for sale in Colorado Springs

21 / 50
Shift Drive // Shutterstock

#30. Computer user support specialists

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $62,450
- #40 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,030

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,650
- Employment: 654,310
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($90,480)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($76,920)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($76,510)
22 / 50
Canva

#29. Construction and building inspectors

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $62,570
- #143 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 360

National
- Annual mean salary: $68,480
- Employment: 117,830
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New Haven, CT ($121,510)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($107,330)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($106,190)
23 / 50
GaudiLab // Shutterstock

#28. First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $62,680
- #101 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,680

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,380
- Employment: 1,443,630
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($82,050)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($79,520)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($78,430)
24 / 50
Unsplash

#27. Crane and tower operators

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $63,030
- #66 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $65,270
- Employment: 43,400
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($131,160)
--- Syracuse, NY ($103,350)
--- Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV ($99,990)
25 / 50
SritanaN // Shutterstock

#26. Industrial machinery mechanics

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $63,180
- #89 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 330

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,780
- Employment: 373,090
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($85,900)
--- Lake Charles, LA ($85,360)
--- Anchorage, AK ($82,890)

You may also like: Highest-rated pizza restaurants in Colorado Springs

26 / 50
Pandu Agus Wismoyo // Unsplash

#25. Aircraft mechanics and service technicians

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $64,050
- #124 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 280

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,470
- Employment: 125,440
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($86,470)
--- Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD ($86,370)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($85,860)
27 / 50
Stealth Communications // Wikimedia Commons

#24. Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $64,740
- #82 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 340

National
- Annual mean salary: $60,350
- Employment: 172,830
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Anchorage, AK ($88,140)
--- Fairbanks, AK ($84,690)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($80,570)
28 / 50
Oleg Golovnev // Shutterstock

#23. First-line supervisors of production and operating workers

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $68,080
- #153 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 640

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,330
- Employment: 629,420
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Baton Rouge, LA ($98,170)
--- Lake Charles, LA ($97,910)
--- Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI ($90,410)
29 / 50
Paolo Bona // Shutterstock

#22. Food service managers

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $68,390
- #63 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 190

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,970
- Employment: 210,680
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Trenton, NJ ($91,320)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($89,860)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($87,750)
30 / 50
Monkey Business Images // Shutterstock

#21. Insurance appraisers, auto damage

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $68,720
- #20 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $68,180
- Employment: 11,430
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($89,810)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($86,970)
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($86,050)

You may also like: Highest-rated Italian restaurants in Colorado Springs, according to Tripadvisor

31 / 50
Oil and Gas Photographer // Shutterstock

#20. Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $68,790
- #105 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,310
- Employment: 44,870
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA ($98,380)
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($94,070)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($92,800)
32 / 50
Monkey Business Images // Shutterstock

#18 (tie). Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $69,170
- #191 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,170

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,960
- Employment: 278,140
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($104,350)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($95,200)
--- Salinas, CA ($90,800)
33 / 50
Stock Rocket // Shutterstock

#18 (tie). Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $69,170
- #182 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,900

National
- Annual mean salary: $72,390
- Employment: 1,242,490
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($102,280)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($92,660)
--- Napa, CA ($92,620)
34 / 50
Tim Goode/PA Images // Getty Images

#17. Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $70,700
- #67 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,570

National
- Annual mean salary: $71,110
- Employment: 1,026,390
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($103,810)
--- Boulder, CO ($101,630)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($97,360)
35 / 50
sculpies // Shutterstock

#16. First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $70,840
- #197 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,840

National
- Annual mean salary: $75,060
- Employment: 665,870
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($112,020)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,820)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($101,210)

You may also like: How Colorado Springs feels about climate change

36 / 50
rawpixel.com // Shutterstock

#15. Real estate brokers

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $71,180
- #52 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

National
- Annual mean salary: $86,490
- Employment: 48,460
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($152,460)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($133,810)
--- Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA ($132,320)
37 / 50
ryanivy308 // Pixabay

#14. Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $71,740
- #43 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

National
- Annual mean salary: $64,230
- Employment: 50,780
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($87,890)
--- Fresno, CA ($86,230)
--- Fairbanks, AK ($85,640)
38 / 50
Monkey Business Images // Shutterstock

#13. Lodging managers

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $72,750
- #43 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,770
- Employment: 35,920
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($121,090)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($111,410)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($99,600)
39 / 50
4 PM production // Shutterstock

#12. First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $75,690
- #103 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 920

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,590
- Employment: 526,240
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bremerton-Silverdale, WA ($93,830)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($93,030)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($92,870)
40 / 50
Luisa Leal Photography // Shutterstock

#11. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $76,910
- #203 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

National
- Annual mean salary: $79,060
- Employment: 123,940
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($117,700)
--- Salinas, CA ($110,180)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($109,490)

You may also like: Biggest sources of immigrants to Colorado Springs

41 / 50
michaeljung // Shutterstock

#10. Power plant operators

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $78,160
- #103 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 80

National
- Annual mean salary: $83,740
- Employment: 28,960
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fresno, CA ($129,650)
--- Wenatchee, WA ($123,180)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($114,660)
42 / 50
U.S. Air Force

#9. First-line supervisors of firefighting and prevention workers

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $78,280
- #143 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

National
- Annual mean salary: $83,270
- Employment: 80,890
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($171,060)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($145,740)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($135,860)
43 / 50
Andrey_Popov // Shutterstock

#8. Private detectives and investigators

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $79,000
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $60,970
- Employment: 28,860
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Jackson, MI ($93,360)
--- Bakersfield, CA ($91,080)
--- Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO ($87,760)
44 / 50
Prath // Shutterstock

#7. Detectives and criminal investigators

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $79,920
- #167 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 210

National
- Annual mean salary: $90,370
- Employment: 107,890
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($132,210)
--- Anchorage, AK ($127,070)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($123,460)
45 / 50
Suwin // Shutterstock

#6. Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $86,940
- #67 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $87,640
- Employment: 22,490
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($120,210)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($118,510)
--- Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA ($114,280)

You may also like: Highest-rated cheap eats in Colorado Springs, according to Tripadvisor

46 / 50
Leszek Glasner // Shutterstock

#5. Property, real estate, and community association managers

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $87,170
- #16 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 150

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,030
- Employment: 234,680
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($109,540)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($106,420)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($103,610)
47 / 50
g-stockstudio // Shutterstock

#4. First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $90,140
- #94 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 540

National
- Annual mean salary: $92,320
- Employment: 243,920
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portland-South Portland, ME ($129,860)
--- Durham-Chapel Hill, NC ($121,360)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($121,250)
48 / 50
Canva

#3. First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $101,450
- #96 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

National
- Annual mean salary: $98,760
- Employment: 128,230
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($182,700)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($170,740)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($164,600)
49 / 50
Kelly Ogden // Wikimedia Commons

#2. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $103,870
- #103 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 120

National
- Annual mean salary: $105,580
- Employment: 144,640
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($159,890)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($154,170)
--- Trenton, NJ ($144,620)
50 / 50
Skycolors // Shutterstock

#1. Commercial pilots

Colorado Springs, CO
- Annual mean salary: $110,930
- #56 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 60

National
- Annual mean salary: $115,080
- Employment: 42,770
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($185,920)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($184,260)
--- Savannah, GA ($177,450)

You may also like: Closest national parks to Colorado Springs

Trending Now