The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Kansas City, MO For 2020

by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2020. This is our fifth time ranking the highest paying jobs in Kansas City

Ever wonder who gets paid the most? Or how much your dentist makes for all the pain they put you through?

We had that same burning desire to know more about the highest paid professions in the Kansas City area. And if you can’t tell by that sentence, we’re a bit of what you’d call data nerds.

We decided to go directly to the source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics.

After scrounging through the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we discovered that Psychiatrists are the highest paid people in Kansas City.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in Kansas City:

  1. Psychiatrists
  2. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  3. Anesthesiologists
  4. Pediatricians, General
  5. Chief Executives
  6. Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
  7. Dentists, General
  8. Physicists
  9. Sales Managers
  10. Podiatrists

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 7 on the list of highest paid professions in Kansas City. So the next time you sit there while they drill you can dwell on the fact that they are getting extremely well paid for it.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Kansas City and Missouri job scene here:

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Kansas City For 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 568 job classifications in Kansas City in order to identify those that get paid the most.

Pretty straightforward and easy to do when the government does your job for you 🙂

We used the most recently released BLS data for this analysis which came out on March 29, 2020.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Kansas City

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Psychiatrists $267,660 $82,980 100
2 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $239,910 $122,310 90
3 Anesthesiologists $235,330 $69,000 270
4 Pediatricians, General $224,470 $143,620 120
5 Chief Executives $197,920 $84,090 2,180
6 Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $179,630 $57,180 2,090
7 Dentists, General $173,380 $91,450 550
8 Physicists $157,770 $80,910 40
9 Sales Managers $148,880 $65,750 3,020
10 Podiatrists $148,300 $94,300 40
11 Marketing Managers $147,160 $72,530 1,680
12 Financial Managers $145,000 $72,850 4,120
13 Nurse Anesthetists $135,790 $41,140 490
14 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $132,180 $59,590 60
15 Architectural and Engineering Managers $132,090 $89,700 1,610
16 Compensation and Benefits Managers $131,960 $85,650 80
17 Natural Sciences Managers $131,470 $86,950 210
18 Advertising and Promotions Managers $129,960 $40,580 120
19 Optometrists $129,420 $64,330 300
20 Computer and Information Research Scientists $126,520 $67,800 130
21 Pharmacists $124,230 $100,220 2,610
22 Air Traffic Controllers $123,520 $64,310 410
23 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $121,710 $41,700 440
24 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $120,990 $45,740 170
25 Human Resources Managers $120,640 $70,840 1,020
26 Lawyers $120,010 $48,160 4,820
27 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $118,550 $59,580 440
28 Actuaries $117,950 $63,390 340
29 Purchasing Managers $117,740 $72,740 500
30 Training and Development Managers $115,530 $65,550 210
31 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $113,710 $64,650 570
32 Materials Engineers $112,470 $64,920 90
33 Nurse Midwives $111,420 $76,720 30
34 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other $110,530 $57,900 2,150
35 Industrial Production Managers $110,520 $60,270 1,160
36 General and Operations Managers $110,340 $41,350 18,650
37 Nurse Practitioners $108,460 $81,770 2,700
38 Physician Assistants $108,190 $62,390 460
39 Medical and Health Services Managers $108,020 $58,390 2,920
40 Personal Financial Advisors $107,640 $44,360 2,000
41 Aerospace Engineers $107,050 $66,250 420
42 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $105,110 $35,220 40
43 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $105,070 $65,580 1,010
44 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $102,620 $34,110 4,040
45 Administrative Services and Facilities Managers $101,870 $63,360 1,930
46 Physical Scientists, All Other $101,860 $73,920 160
47 Food Scientists and Technologists $101,580 $63,560 70
48 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $99,380 $30,830 230
49 Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary $98,910 $53,110 90
50 Computer Network Architects $98,270 $56,030 1,770
51 Chemical Engineers $98,070 $69,780 220
52 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $97,590 $61,490 120
53 Computer Hardware Engineers $96,770 $61,970 300
54 Engineers, All Other $96,740 $54,580 510
55 Data Scientists and Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other $96,100 $35,240 330
56 Statisticians $95,180 $64,510 220
57 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $94,650 $63,290 1,440
58 Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary $93,010 $67,390 1,650
59 Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers $92,530 $54,770 13,400
60 Elevator and Escalator Installers and Repairers $90,270 $49,570 260
61 Economists $90,180 $58,920 90
62 Construction Managers $90,070 $48,890 1,930
63 Education Administrators, All Other $89,770 $37,730 210
64 Information Security Analysts $89,460 $54,410 1,330
65 Art Directors $89,320 $46,740 510
66 Electrical Engineers $89,220 $66,580 1,850
67 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $89,090 $60,350 1,160
68 Environmental Engineers $88,920 $54,880 360
69 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $88,350 $43,270 220
70 Management Analysts $87,980 $50,900 5,520
71 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $87,910 $40,720 210
72 Database Administrators and Architects $87,490 $53,050 1,350
73 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $87,260 $41,470 70
74 Computer Programmers $86,810 $46,200 1,920
75 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $86,010 $44,950 280
76 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $85,960 $42,480 170
77 Computer Occupations, All Other $85,950 $46,520 3,150
78 Power Plant Operators $85,590 $52,470 250
79 Loan Officers $85,180 $41,730 2,880
80 Acupuncturists and Healthcare Diagnosing or Treating Practitioners, All Other $85,130 $44,590 100
81 Radiation Therapists $84,940 $62,620 120
82 Sales Engineers $84,770 $53,250 500
83 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $84,760 $37,350 100
84 Financial and Investment Analysts, Financial Risk Specialists, and Financial Specialists, All Other $84,530 $46,470 3,290
85 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $84,380 $50,010 1,270
86 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $84,240 $54,500 4,900
87 Industrial Engineers $83,720 $54,570 1,990
88 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $83,710 $45,780 790
89 Physical Therapists $83,680 $60,410 1,940
90 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $83,190 $27,760 190
91 Education Teachers, Postsecondary $82,970 $34,370 220
92 Mechanical Engineers $82,760 $55,420 2,180
93 Operations Research Analysts $82,680 $47,260 860
94 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay $82,430 $66,180 110
95 Project Management Specialists and Business Operations Specialists, All Other $82,390 $46,390 10,030
96 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $82,180 $65,280 180
97 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other $82,130 $52,620 180
98 Veterinarians $82,030 $52,330 530
99 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $81,660 $52,360 110
100 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $81,120 $48,650 720
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