These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Kansas City, MO For 2018

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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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. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  4. Chief Executives
  5. Family and General Practitioners
  6. Dentists, General
  7. Nurse Anesthetists
  8. Optometrists
  9. Financial Managers
  10. Podiatrists

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 6 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 2018

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.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Kansas City

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Psychiatrists $225,410 $127,070 170
2 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $224,140 $138,230 130
3 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $182,670 $45,950 2,650
4 Chief Executives $182,600 $70,690 3,010
5 Family and General Practitioners $175,640 $52,450 1,230
6 Dentists, General $163,130 $80,240 830
7 Nurse Anesthetists $144,810 $62,810 470
8 Optometrists $134,600 $48,790 410
9 Financial Managers $130,570 $68,710 3,630
10 Podiatrists $130,120 $60,510 60
11 Marketing Managers $128,660 $67,770 1,620
12 Sales Managers $124,670 $53,700 3,040
13 Computer and Information Systems Managers $124,480 $81,130 3,500
14 Personal Financial Advisors $119,550 $39,550 2,180
15 Architectural and Engineering Managers $119,410 $75,130 1,280
16 Lawyers $119,280 $49,860 4,660
17 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $119,080 $57,820 50
18 Purchasing Managers $118,690 $62,650 520
19 Pharmacists $117,520 $88,500 2,580
20 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other $116,810 $50,020 90
21 Physicists $114,900 $79,490 110
22 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $114,830 $26,630 200
23 Natural Sciences Managers $114,290 $81,040 270
24 Compensation and Benefits Managers $113,600 $57,130 160
25 Human Resources Managers $113,110 $65,450 1,000
26 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $110,930 $62,130 360
27 General and Operations Managers $110,890 $39,830 17,540
28 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $108,180 $33,520 1,960
29 Managers, All Other $108,000 $57,730 3,350
30 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $106,880 $53,700 120
31 Computer and Information Research Scientists $104,940 $65,790 130
32 Physician Assistants $104,350 $72,610 330
33 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $104,300 $47,100 520
34 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $104,000 $48,490 900
35 Medical and Health Services Managers $101,020 $59,480 1,950
36 Advertising and Promotions Managers $100,340 $52,520 280
37 Computer Hardware Engineers $99,860 $57,930 190
38 Construction Managers $98,900 $51,730 1,720
39 Training and Development Managers $98,190 $51,940 210
40 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $96,660 $64,930 1,690
41 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $96,070 $49,510 150
42 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $95,790 $54,510 1,030
43 Financial Examiners $95,690 $51,550 430
44 Software Developers, Systems Software $95,600 $60,760 3,560
45 Computer Network Architects $95,450 $60,700 1,390
46 Physical Scientists, All Other $95,040 $58,070 170
47 Art Directors $94,900 $46,240 650
48 Industrial Production Managers $94,680 $55,560 1,320
49 Software Developers, Applications $94,070 $62,730 6,920
50 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $93,880 $55,030 40
51 Electrical Engineers $93,310 $65,540 2,190
52 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $92,230 $42,690 2,430
53 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $91,830 $48,480 120
54 Nurse Practitioners $91,200 $51,060 1,140
55 Management Analysts $89,210 $50,360 3,800
56 Power Distributors and Dispatchers $89,170 $73,530 80
57 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $88,670 $58,370 890
58 Veterinarians $88,360 $47,080 660
59 Biomedical Engineers $87,760 $52,870 30
60 Environmental Engineers $86,780 $49,470 350
61 Education Administrators, All Other $86,600 $51,710 180
62 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $86,520 $48,030 50
63 Engineers, All Other $86,370 $49,320 540
64 Economists $85,970 $53,200 130
65 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $85,590 $46,180 100
66 Psychologists, All Other $85,440 $55,140 70
67 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $85,060 $43,700 660
68 Sales Engineers $84,840 $55,440 260
69 Administrative Services Managers $84,350 $49,740 2,430
70 Computer Occupations, All Other $84,220 $55,930 2,330
71 Computer Systems Analysts $84,080 $51,620 5,920
72 Industrial Engineers $82,710 $54,050 1,220
73 Producers and Directors $82,250 $31,110 380
74 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other $82,230 $56,470 40
75 Information Security Analysts $81,850 $46,520 1,140
76 Civil Engineers $81,310 $54,020 1,870
77 Radiation Therapists $80,930 $53,110 110
78 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $80,880 $28,220 280
79 History Teachers, Postsecondary $80,490 $47,180 80
80 Financial Analysts $80,480 $45,290 1,980
81 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $80,170 $33,660 140
82 Microbiologists $79,940 $41,360 50
83 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $79,430 $49,820 900
84 Commercial Pilots $79,190 $46,250 140
85 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $78,760 $35,550 140
86 Statisticians $78,160 $53,080 340
87 Mechanical Engineers $77,790 $52,590 2,240
88 Artists and Related Workers, All Other $77,410 $53,240 580
89 Physical Therapists $77,230 $59,100 1,250
90 Loan Officers $76,980 $34,640 2,470
91 Education Teachers, Postsecondary $76,980 $30,570 260
92 Database Administrators $76,920 $43,800 1,130
93 Operations Research Analysts $76,650 $41,630 600
94 Funeral Service Managers $76,640 $50,510 70
95 Biological Scientists, All Other $76,340 $39,580 100
96 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $76,200 $36,570 1,810
97 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $76,140 $41,820 150
98 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $76,010 $46,240 4,820
99 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary $75,920 $44,570 270
100 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $75,680 $32,720 130