- Black Collar Worker is used to refer to workers in the mining or the oil industry. Sometimes, it is also used to refer to people who are employed in black marketing activities.
- Blue Collar Worker is a member of the working class, who performs manual labor and earns an hourly wage. It originates from the popularity that blue color enjoys among manual labourers.
- Gold Collar Worker is a newly formed phrase which has been used to describe either young, low-wage workers who invest in conspicuous luxury (often with parental support). It is also used to refer to highly-skilled knowledge people who are highly valuable to the company.Example: Lawyers, doctors, research scientists, etc.
- Gray Collar Worker refers to the balance of employed people not classified as white or blue collar. Although grey-collar is something used to describe those who work beyond the age of retirement. Example: IT employees, health care professionals, skilled technicians, etc.
- Green Collar Worker is a worker who is employed in the environmental sectors of the economy. Example: People working in alternate energy sources like solar panels, Greenpeace, World Wide Fund for nature etc.
- Open Collar Worker is a worker who works from home, especially via the internet.
- Pink Collar Worker is employed in a job that is traditionally considered to be women’s work and is often low-paid. Example: Librarian, maid, flight attendant, receptionist, secretary, etc.
- Scarlet Collar Worker is a term often used to refer to people who work in the pornography industry, especially women entrepreneurs in the field of internet pornography. The color scarlet has traditionally been associated with adultery.
- White Collar Worker is a salaried professional, typically referring to general office workers and management. It originates from color of dress shirts worn by professional and clerical workers.