We combed through the data to identify the profession in Kansas City that will get you rich.
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:
Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 6 on the list of highest paid professions in the 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:
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 592 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 30, 2018.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|2||Obstetricians and Gynecologists||$224,140|
|3||Physicians and Surgeons, All Other||$182,670|
|5||Family and General Practitioners||$175,640|
|13||Computer and Information Systems Managers||$124,480|
|14||Personal Financial Advisors||$119,550|
|15||Architectural and Engineering Managers||$119,410|
|17||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers||$119,080|
|20||Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other||$116,810|
|22||Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates||$114,830|
|23||Natural Sciences Managers||$114,290|
|24||Compensation and Benefits Managers||$113,600|
|25||Human Resources Managers||$113,110|
|26||Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||$110,930|
|27||General and Operations Managers||$110,890|
|28||Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents||$108,180|
|29||Managers, All Other||$108,000|
|30||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$106,880|
|31||Computer and Information Research Scientists||$104,940|
|33||Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists||$104,300|
|34||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$104,000|
|35||Medical and Health Services Managers||$101,020|
|36||Advertising and Promotions Managers||$100,340|
|37||Computer Hardware Engineers||$99,860|
|39||Training and Development Managers||$98,190|
|40||Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School||$96,660|
|41||Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors||$96,070|
|42||Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers||$95,790|
|44||Software Developers, Systems Software||$95,600|
|45||Computer Network Architects||$95,450|
|46||Physical Scientists, All Other||$95,040|
|48||Industrial Production Managers||$94,680|
|49||Software Developers, Applications||$94,070|
|50||Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$93,880|
|52||Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products||$92,230|
|53||Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$91,830|
|56||Power Distributors and Dispatchers||$89,170|
|57||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$88,670|
|61||Education Administrators, All Other||$86,600|
|62||Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary||$86,520|
|63||Engineers, All Other||$86,370|
|65||Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers||$85,590|
|66||Psychologists, All Other||$85,440|
|67||Education Administrators, Postsecondary||$85,060|
|69||Administrative Services Managers||$84,350|
|70||Computer Occupations, All Other||$84,220|
|71||Computer Systems Analysts||$84,080|
|73||Producers and Directors||$82,250|
|74||Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other||$82,230|
|75||Information Security Analysts||$81,850|
|78||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$80,880|
|79||History Teachers, Postsecondary||$80,490|
|81||Atmospheric and Space Scientists||$80,170|
|83||First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives||$79,430|
|85||Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary||$78,760|
|88||Artists and Related Workers, All Other||$77,410|
|91||Education Teachers, Postsecondary||$76,980|
|93||Operations Research Analysts||$76,650|
|94||Funeral Service Managers||$76,640|
|95||Biological Scientists, All Other||$76,340|
|96||First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers||$76,200|
|97||Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$76,140|
|98||Network and Computer Systems Administrators||$76,010|
|99||Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary||$75,920|
|100||Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$75,680|
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