The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Kansas City, MO For 2022

By Chris Kolmar - Apr. 11, 2022

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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2022. This is our sixth 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. Anesthesiologists
  3. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  4. Family Medicine Physicians
  5. Chief Executives
  6. Physicians, All Other
  7. Dentists, General
  8. Nurse Anesthetists
  9. Podiatrists
  10. Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers

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 2022

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 619 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, 2022.

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 $323,020 $69,810 80
2 Anesthesiologists $302,940 $154,550 200
3 Obstetricians and Gynecologists $274,090 $154,490 60
4 Family Medicine Physicians $234,450 $62,240 1,510
5 Chief Executives $211,880 $78,120 1,460
6 Physicians, All Other $201,300 $61,040 2,450
7 Dentists, General $194,190 $81,830 620
8 Nurse Anesthetists $176,050 $130,990 710
9 Podiatrists $166,780 $62,360 40
10 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $151,900 $102,380 50
11 Financial Managers $147,270 $78,230 3,850
12 Architectural and Engineering Managers $147,120 $99,520 1,040
13 Sales Managers $146,980 $75,290 3,000
14 Computer and Information Systems Managers $139,740 $91,520 3,310
15 Food Scientists and Technologists $138,600 $44,940 170
16 Compensation and Benefits Managers $137,520 $88,770 80
17 Air Traffic Controllers $136,770 $89,590 390
18 Natural Sciences Managers $134,130 $78,040 300
19 Marketing Managers $134,040 $77,440 1,190
20 Lawyers $133,880 $61,210 4,540
21 Managers, All Other $127,070 $69,310 1,900
22 Purchasing Managers $125,870 $78,640 350
23 Human Resources Managers $125,740 $77,490 1,010
24 Pharmacists $125,220 $48,020 2,640
25 Public Relations Managers $124,640 $74,380 300
26 Fundraising Managers $122,180 $62,770 80
27 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $122,040 $63,480 190
28 Optometrists $122,020 $55,020 320
29 Petroleum Engineers $120,090 $62,950 40
30 Training and Development Managers $119,790 $62,950 150
31 Industrial Production Managers $119,110 $63,030 1,340
32 Advertising and Promotions Managers $117,700 $80,330 170
33 Orthotists and Prosthetists $116,980 $47,590 100
34 Database Architects $115,660 $61,670 340
35 Administrative Services Managers $115,330 $66,160 1,030
36 Nurse Practitioners $112,710 $78,480 2,620
37 Physical Scientists, All Other $112,290 $53,980 170
38 Medical and Health Services Managers $111,880 $61,530 3,180
39 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $111,360 $51,600 560
40 Actuaries $110,750 $61,760 310
41 Athletes and Sports Competitors $109,570 $30,750 110
42 Commercial Pilots $108,720 $63,560 320
43 Chemical Engineers $108,710 $75,480 120
44 Physician Assistants $108,650 $79,600 470
45 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $107,330 $74,530 790
46 Aerospace Engineers $107,110 $61,170 230
47 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $106,470 $47,050 2,070
48 Personal Financial Advisors $105,970 $46,530 3,000
49 Economists $105,630 $55,810 180
50 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $105,250 $55,550 40
51 General and Operations Managers $104,050 $38,430 23,730
52 Software Developers $103,940 $62,120 10,010
53 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $103,860 $60,050 100
54 Computer and Information Research Scientists $103,170 $60,120 50
55 Clinical and Counseling Psychologists $102,910 $47,020 440
56 Sales Engineers $101,490 $41,850 270
57 Computer Network Architects $100,920 $54,210 2,250
58 Construction Managers $100,720 $60,210 1,750
59 Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary $99,540 $65,190 2,190
60 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $99,260 $60,640 1,120
61 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $99,110 $60,110 50
62 Psychologists, All Other $98,810 $46,590 100
63 Information Security Analysts $98,460 $61,790 1,020
64 Education Administrators, All Other $97,990 $59,970 200
65 Management Analysts $97,710 $53,980 5,320
66 Power Distributors and Dispatchers $97,230 $41,080 80
67 Financial Examiners $96,760 $49,000 660
68 Statisticians $96,400 $48,190 130
69 Computer Occupations, All Other $95,800 $47,570 2,300
70 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay $95,500 $79,820 110
71 Database Administrators $94,970 $49,080 790
72 Facilities Managers $94,810 $60,340 640
73 Electrical Engineers $94,220 $60,900 1,940
74 Industrial Engineers $93,790 $61,170 2,070
75 Veterinarians $92,350 $51,970 580
76 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $91,880 $47,870 270
77 Civil Engineers $91,850 $60,990 3,600
78 Loan Officers $91,530 $37,850 2,410
79 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $91,180 $37,490 50
80 Computer Hardware Engineers $90,980 $60,700 290
81 Radiation Therapists $90,730 $67,210 210
82 Computer Programmers $90,640 $48,780 1,040
83 Art Directors $90,160 $50,460 420
84 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other $89,640 $60,950 30
85 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $89,260 $61,060 1,060
86 Insurance Underwriters $89,110 $48,110 1,430
87 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $89,050 $44,400 1,280
88 Project Management Specialists $88,980 $48,170 5,000
89 Physical Therapists $88,910 $61,260 1,680
90 Funeral Home Managers $88,750 $42,180 70
91 Mechanical Engineers $87,840 $60,080 1,790
92 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $87,520 $59,280 2,710
93 Data Scientists $87,350 $54,110 790
94 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $87,270 $60,820 1,030
95 Computer Systems Analysts $87,150 $48,960 5,000
96 Power Plant Operators $87,060 $51,190 240
97 Financial Risk Specialists $87,010 $46,820 310
98 Financial and Investment Analysts $86,440 $47,570 1,500
99 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $86,240 $52,540 30
100 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $86,210 $49,210 1,230

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Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar is a co-founder of Zippia and the editor-in-chief of the Zippia career advice blog. He has hired over 50 people in his career, been hired five times, and wants to help you land your next job. His research has been featured on the New York Times, Thrillist, VOX, The Atlantic, and a host of local news. More recently, he's been quoted on USA Today, BusinessInsider, and CNBC.

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