Colorado pays third highest salaries for defense jobs

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For those curious about how Colorado Springs payrolls stack up with other defense/aerospace hubs across the country, here’s a quick look at the average salaries paid in the top 10 cities for DoD-related jobs.

Top 10 average salaries for 2009/08 and 2008/07:

1. Washington, DC $82,874; $80,380
2. Virginia $80,135; $78,043
3. Colorado $74,000; $74,448
4. Maryland $73,471; $72,844
5. California $73,636; $70,874
6. Arizona $68,000; $67,020
7. Florida $65,962; $66,128
8. Texas $64,207; $60,252
9. Georgia $61,022; $59,150
10. North Carolina $58,506; $54,788

The Pikes Peak region was named among the nation’s top 10 Defense Cites by ClearanceJobs.com earlier this year, which cited the area’s two Air Force bases and the U.S. Air Force Academy.

One Response to Colorado pays third highest salaries for defense jobs

  1. Aren’t the average salaries paid in the Colorado Springs Utilities Department higher than any of these?

    FactFinder
    June 1, 2009 at 7:07 pm