What kind of jobs are there in Colorado Springs, CO?

Colorado Springs' culture and economy are heavily influenced by the military, with a significant number of defense corporations and bases located in the area. The metro area is home to Fort Carson, Peterson Air Force Base, Schriever Air Force Base, North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, and the U.S. Air Force Academy. Higher education institutions include Colorado College, the University of ColoradoColorado Springs and Pikes Peak Community College.

Major companies like Progressive Insurance and Lockheed Martin are attracted to Colorado Springs' outstanding business environment, highly educated and talented workforce and low operating costs. Its diverse industry portfolio includes companies involved in everything from aerospace and defense to medical innovation and technology.

Colorado Springs' unemployment rate is lower than the national average.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 6.8 /10

How we calculate this.


Colorado Springs has a healthier job market than similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary


Colorado Springs
$50,050

USA
$50,620

Unemployment Rate 2018

3.7%
of people are without a job

0.2% lower than national average

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Top Industries in Colorado Springs

Health Care and Social Assistance

Total Employment
34,200
Nursing Aide
Salary: $23k - $32k

Accommodation and Food Services

Total Employment
31,900
Waiter and Waitress
Salary: $18k - $27k

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

Total Employment
25,100
Accountant
Salary: $54k - $91k