These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Missouri For 2018

We combed through the data to identify the profession in Missouri that will get you rich.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarRankings - 3 months ago

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. Internists, General
  4. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  5. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  6. Pediatricians, General
  7. Dentists, General
  8. Chief Executives
  9. Family and General Practitioners
  10. Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 7 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.

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

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Missouri For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 714 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 30, 2018.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Missouri

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Anesthesiologists $249,950 $118,710 840
2 Psychiatrists $235,180 $115,030 240
3 Internists, General $232,980 $115,100 140
4 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $224,880 $72,040 4,440
5 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $219,750 $86,400 200
6 Pediatricians, General $195,800 $76,590 220
7 Dentists, General $180,350 $90,270 1,510
8 Chief Executives $179,360 $39,320 4,270
9 Family And General Practitioners $172,940 $54,550 5,280
10 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $163,280 $57,090 4,260
11 Podiatrists $161,120 $87,390 110
12 Nurse Anesthetists $151,680 $86,580 1,110
13 Purchasing Managers $143,470 $84,930 990
14 Marketing Managers $136,100 $62,090 2,850
15 Architectural And Engineering Managers $135,440 $85,130 2,560
16 Compensation And Benefits Managers $134,220 $83,830 220
17 Financial Managers $134,210 $66,870 8,500
18 Sales Managers $133,120 $54,110 5,660
19 Computer And Information Systems Managers $130,240 $75,370 6,220
20 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $125,240 $19,040 570
21 Pharmacists $123,610 $105,040 6,060
22 Advertising And Promotions Managers $122,450 $46,100 290
23 Human Resources Managers $119,950 $67,540 1,790
24 Optometrists $117,370 $62,960 760
25 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $116,130 $55,370 180
26 Lawyers $115,520 $51,170 9,950
27 Physicists $114,510 $71,690 60
28 Natural Sciences Managers $113,730 $51,890 790
29 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $112,020 $42,310 120
30 Training And Development Managers $110,680 $56,160 440
31 Petroleum Engineers $109,570 $60,210 40
32 Economists $109,020 $50,100 290
33 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $108,580 $55,290 980
34 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $107,700 $47,330 2,230
35 Medical And Health Services Managers $106,810 $59,180 6,210
36 General And Operations Managers $106,730 $35,410 43,270
37 Funeral Service Managers $105,590 $42,930 210
38 Computer Hardware Engineers $105,450 $66,090 260
39 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $105,360 $52,450 630
40 Chemical Engineers $104,960 $65,160 590
41 Art Directors $104,760 $45,800 840
42 Air Traffic Controllers $102,570 $65,490 240
43 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $102,560 $65,650 140
44 Managers, All Other $102,020 $42,470 5,080
45 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $102,010 $66,960 2,060
46 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $101,400 $46,590 240
47 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $101,230 $53,910 180
48 Actuaries $101,140 $54,050 430
49 Industrial Production Managers $101,000 $56,350 3,590
50 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $100,660 $45,400 980
51 Construction Managers $99,180 $48,680 3,040
52 Computer And Information Research Scientists $99,010 $54,590 240
53 Computer Network Architects $97,120 $60,870 2,800
54 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $96,940 $41,410 1,070
55 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $96,580 $53,930 2,120
56 Nurse Practitioners $96,490 $69,850 4,150
57 Veterinarians $96,250 $43,570 1,560
58 Software Developers, Systems Software $96,200 $54,830 5,520
59 Software Developers, Applications $96,100 $60,490 14,150
60 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $95,080 $61,310 5,860
61 Financial Analysts $94,930 $49,930 4,090
62 Electrical Engineers $94,530 $65,020 3,490
63 Materials Scientists $94,460 $55,070 80
64 Materials Engineers $93,550 $48,930 450
65 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $91,930 $47,220 50
66 Information Security Analysts $91,630 $50,360 2,820
67 Recreation And Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $91,490 $40,500 210
68 Physician Assistants $91,480 $34,680 990
69 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $90,260 $45,460 360
70 Sales Engineers $90,090 $48,040 1,010
71 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $90,080 $42,640 190
72 Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage $89,790 $52,760 280
73 Personal Financial Advisors $89,710 $37,550 4,980
74 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $89,620 $59,930 200
75 Administrative Services Managers $89,270 $49,760 5,480
76 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $88,870 $45,720 340
77 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $88,500 $34,660 760
78 Computer Systems Analysts $88,110 $52,320 11,260
79 Physical Scientists, All Other $88,100 $29,350 100
80 Database Administrators $87,910 $50,480 2,620
81 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $87,860 $48,560 220
82 Biochemists And Biophysicists $87,010 $41,180 270
83 Industrial Engineers $86,620 $53,520 5,010
84 Mechanical Engineers $86,360 $54,600 3,060
85 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $85,810 $43,730 540
86 Civil Engineers $85,090 $51,490 5,370
87 Commercial Pilots $85,060 $44,750 530
88 Engineers, All Other $84,400 $40,970 1,150
89 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $84,320 $35,660 4,490
90 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $84,200 $45,750 110
91 Psychologists, All Other $83,860 $32,270 210
92 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $82,940 $42,820 40
93 Physical Therapists $82,710 $58,040 4,520
94 Media And Communication Equipment Workers, All Other $82,670 $43,290 50
95 Broadcast News Analysts $81,240 $28,240 190
96 Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $81,160 $45,210 50
97 Computer Occupations, All Other $81,060 $41,970 6,260
98 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $80,550 $27,620 6,430
99 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $80,410 $40,810 700
100 Ship Engineers $80,360 $55,220 50

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