The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Missouri For 2020

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

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 Missouri. 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 Anesthesiologists are the highest paid people in Missouri.

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

  1. Anesthesiologists
  2. Psychiatrists
  3. General Internal Medicine Physicians
  4. Pediatricians, General
  5. Family Medicine Physicians
  6. Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric
  7. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  8. Chief Executives
  9. Dentists, General
  10. Nurse Anesthetists

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 9 on the list of highest paid professions in the Show Me State. 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.

How we determined the highest paid jobs in Missouri For 2020

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 674 job classifications in Missouri 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 data on March 29, 2020.

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Missouri

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Anesthesiologists $263,990 $154,290 480
2 Psychiatrists $241,670 $118,120 220
3 General Internal Medicine Physicians $216,350 $114,550 90
4 Pediatricians, General $210,320 $136,310 320
5 Family Medicine Physicians $209,990 $58,860 5,870
6 Physicians, All Other; And Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric $205,580 $63,350 3,670
7 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $188,560 $80,730 120
8 Chief Executives $172,430 $43,130 4,540
9 Dentists, General $169,360 $30,830 1,780
10 Nurse Anesthetists $161,420 $69,610 890
11 Physicists $143,060 $86,420 70
12 Architectural And Engineering Managers $140,000 $86,430 2,520
13 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $138,800 $48,240 5,480
14 Podiatrists $137,090 $58,000 130
15 Compensation And Benefits Managers $136,920 $73,750 130
16 Sales Managers $135,360 $64,670 5,100
17 Financial Managers $135,120 $71,580 8,380
18 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $130,880 $40,910 560
19 Pharmacists $128,670 $105,680 6,310
20 Marketing Managers $125,560 $56,310 2,620
21 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $125,200 $53,300 230
22 Purchasing Managers $124,590 $72,700 770
23 Advertising And Promotions Managers $123,330 $52,440 250
24 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $120,930 $55,160 180
25 Computer And Information Research Scientists $119,400 $77,140 210
26 Nurse Midwives $114,140 $87,580 50
27 Training And Development Managers $113,840 $65,980 420
28 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $113,540 $34,860 1,230
29 Human Resources Managers $113,340 $64,020 2,030
30 Optometrists $112,910 $66,960 640
31 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $112,820 $47,530 290
32 Medical And Health Services Managers $111,450 $60,100 7,290
33 Actuaries $110,650 $59,210 300
34 Aerospace Engineers $110,560 $70,480 1,190
35 Lawyers $109,820 $50,900 10,840
36 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $109,260 $54,060 2,470
37 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment And Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; And Managers, All Other $108,010 $46,540 4,200
38 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $106,920 $61,320 120
39 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $106,120 $78,670 230
40 Anthropology And Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $105,830 $53,010 100
41 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $105,760 $55,920 1,140
42 Construction Managers $105,720 $52,420 3,220
43 Nurse Practitioners $105,050 $81,630 5,200
44 Industrial Production Managers $104,990 $58,940 3,430
45 Chemical Engineers $104,890 $68,230 440
46 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $102,880 $46,870 130
47 Computer Hardware Engineers $102,340 $70,490 380
48 Air Traffic Controllers $102,170 $68,980 240
49 Data Scientists And Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other $102,030 $63,340 660
50 Electrical Engineers $101,540 $67,380 3,660
51 Chiropractors $101,140 $31,760 760
52 General And Operations Managers $101,110 $34,810 53,110
53 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $99,200 $56,500 2,100
54 Natural Sciences Managers $98,740 $49,880 620
55 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $97,410 $63,940 1,680
56 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $97,300 $58,970 210
57 Computer Network Architects $95,300 $53,370 3,270
58 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $95,230 $34,510 510
59 Materials Engineers $95,120 $50,920 510
60 Physician Assistants $95,090 $33,110 1,140
61 Personal Financial Advisors $93,660 $42,040 4,440
62 Commercial Pilots $93,550 $44,010 590
63 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $93,330 $56,200 290
64 Administrative Services And Facilities Managers $92,640 $52,630 5,610
65 Software Developers And Software Quality Assurance Analysts And Testers $92,510 $54,380 24,290
66 Physical Scientists, All Other $92,470 $29,840 100
67 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $92,440 $48,460 370
68 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $91,750 $51,200 290
69 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $91,300 $18,280 810
70 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $91,190 $42,430 710
71 Engineers, All Other $91,080 $55,240 1,170
72 Economists $91,030 $51,480 150
73 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $90,850 $38,160 190
74 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $90,590 $50,580 160
75 Biochemists And Biophysicists $89,940 $48,600 170
76 Criminal Justice And Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary $88,880 $37,030 210
77 Sales Engineers $88,740 $43,100 1,270
78 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $88,630 $42,280 660
79 Education Administrators, Kindergarten Through Secondary $88,040 $62,450 5,610
80 Industrial Engineers $87,960 $56,220 5,940
81 Psychologists, All Other $87,940 $36,650 170
82 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary $87,800 $50,620 60
83 Veterinarians $87,040 $54,870 1,720
84 Financial And Investment Analysts, Financial Risk Specialists, And Financial Specialists, All Other $86,500 $47,830 7,290
85 Information Security Analysts $86,360 $50,510 2,890
86 Network And Computer Systems Administrators $86,060 $51,120 7,840
87 Captains, Mates, And Pilots Of Water Vessels $85,920 $41,490 320
88 Mechanical Engineers $85,750 $53,980 3,010
89 Civil Engineers $85,690 $52,030 5,730
90 Art Directors $85,140 $45,750 740
91 Materials Scientists $84,560 $53,630 50
92 Management Analysts $84,440 $45,040 9,330
93 Physical Therapists $84,180 $59,430 4,490
94 History Teachers, Postsecondary $83,820 $44,540 370
95 Database Administrators And Architects $83,600 $48,370 3,470
96 Hydrologists $83,460 $50,610 40
97 Computer Systems Analysts $83,240 $47,810 10,990
98 Credit Analysts $82,850 $43,660 1,810
99 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $82,790 $17,830 1,400
100 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay $82,280 $58,400 260

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