NerdWallet: Denver No. 9 on Top 10 list for STEM graduates seeking jobs

By: InnovatioNews Tuesday July 8, 2014 0 comments Tags: Denver, NerdWallet, STEM


DENVER - Denver is among the top 10 metro areas in the nation for STEM graduates to find a job, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The Denver-Aurora-Broomfield metro area was No. 9 on the top 10 list assembled by NerdWallet.

The data shows the annual mean wage for STEM jobs in the Denver metro area is $84,380, with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) jobs representing 8.16 percent of the total jobs in the area.

The data released by NerdWallet said Denver's STEM graduates have the best chance of finding jobs in aerospace, energy and healthcare.

The top 10 metro areas on the list and their annual mean wage for STEM jobs were:

  • No. 1-- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif. (Silicon Valley), $111,745.95

  • No. 2--Seattle-Bellvue-Everett, Wash., $95,731.03

  • No. 3--Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, $99,237.45

  • No. 4--Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Tex., $94,766.01

  • No. 5--San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, $101,280.87

  • No. 6--Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Tex., $79,493.62

  • No. 7--Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, $89,110.05

  • No. 8--Raleigh-Cary, N.C., $77,340.37

  • No. 9--Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, $84,380.42

  • No. 10--Dayton, Ohio, $76,843.68


The data showed the annual mean wage for a STEM job is $79,395, or about 71 percent higher than the national annual average wage across all occupations and industries.

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