These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Missouri For 2019

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by Chris Kolmar
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Editor’s Note: Article updated for 2019. This is our fifth 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. Surgeons
  3. Psychiatrists
  4. Internists, General
  5. Pediatricians, General
  6. Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  7. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  8. Dentists, General
  9. Family and General Practitioners
  10. Chief Executives

Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 8 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 2019

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 700 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, 2019.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In Missouri

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Anesthesiologists $250,180 $40,620 630
2 Surgeons $248,250 $179,230 1,240
3 Psychiatrists $240,300 $116,210 250
4 Internists, General $230,620 $116,060 90
5 Pediatricians, General $209,920 $79,420 240
6 Obstetricians And Gynecologists $203,480 $85,260 140
7 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $203,440 $61,660 4,910
8 Dentists, General $191,240 $91,300 1,520
9 Family And General Practitioners $191,110 $56,500 4,820
10 Chief Executives $167,980 $40,510 4,410
11 Nurse Anesthetists $159,080 $93,620 1,110
12 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $148,840 $49,850 4,710
13 Architectural And Engineering Managers $138,520 $85,760 2,740
14 Financial Managers $136,520 $70,490 7,630
15 Podiatrists $135,760 $85,290 80
16 Purchasing Managers $133,990 $76,330 670
17 Sales Managers $133,570 $56,130 5,220
18 Computer And Information Systems Managers $130,610 $79,090 5,410
19 Marketing Managers $128,810 $56,630 2,530
20 Pharmacists $128,420 $107,040 6,180
21 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $128,180 $21,480 90
22 Advertising And Promotions Managers $128,040 $59,770 230
23 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $127,270 $19,170 580
24 Compensation And Benefits Managers $126,480 $73,140 160
25 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $121,450 $56,680 180
26 Human Resources Managers $116,470 $68,600 1,750
27 Natural Sciences Managers $116,190 $47,870 670
28 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $115,110 $52,180 2,140
29 Physicists $114,890 $73,850 70
30 Aerospace Engineers $114,570 $71,600 1,250
31 Optometrists $114,110 $65,590 610
32 Lawyers $113,780 $52,780 10,340
33 Medical And Health Services Managers $113,120 $61,160 6,840
34 Economists $112,240 $52,790 250
35 Training And Development Managers $110,280 $63,430 410
36 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $108,240 $54,610 180
37 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $106,680 $54,040 520
38 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $106,200 $50,890 910
39 Chemical Engineers $105,990 $68,100 550
40 General And Operations Managers $105,280 $36,480 46,490
41 Chiropractors $104,330 $28,350 720
42 Industrial Production Managers $104,010 $56,530 3,410
43 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $102,940 $48,210 240
44 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $102,830 $46,900 1,030
45 Nurse Practitioners $102,470 $73,610 4,390
46 Air Traffic Controllers $101,280 $66,400 250
47 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $101,240 $44,890 1,000
48 Actuaries $100,180 $54,020 380
49 Computer Hardware Engineers $100,160 $64,340 170
50 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $100,050 $65,150 1,620
51 Computer Network Architects $99,880 $60,950 2,880
52 Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary $98,910 $47,830 40
53 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $98,730 $55,210 2,120
54 Managers, All Other $97,820 $41,900 3,980
55 Electrical Engineers $97,750 $66,320 3,680
56 Computer And Information Research Scientists $96,810 $61,220 240
57 Construction Managers $96,680 $50,340 2,910
58 Atmospheric And Space Scientists $95,500 $56,910 260
59 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary $95,240 $40,890 720
60 Physician Assistants $94,480 $35,460 1,070
61 Software Developers, Systems Software $94,140 $52,970 6,440
62 Software Developers, Applications $93,880 $59,310 15,380
63 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $93,490 $42,390 180
64 Commercial Pilots $93,420 $44,900 460
65 Administrative Services Managers $93,260 $54,720 4,920
66 Materials Engineers $93,100 $49,740 590
67 Physical Scientists, All Other $92,960 $52,880 100
68 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $92,890 $46,420 310
69 Recreation And Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $92,410 $41,600 200
70 Biochemists And Biophysicists $92,000 $43,080 170
71 Sales Engineers $91,830 $48,800 1,360
72 Financial Analysts $91,800 $53,090 4,280
73 Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage $91,720 $51,480 180
74 Materials Scientists $91,530 $57,100 90
75 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $91,520 $48,220 70
76 Information Security Analysts $91,210 $51,050 2,850
77 Art Directors $91,090 $44,040 850
78 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $90,740 $60,770 5,770
79 Veterinarians $90,580 $45,830 1,600
80 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $89,340 $45,720 360
81 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $88,260 $43,230 550
82 Industrial Engineers $87,620 $54,860 5,680
83 Engineers, All Other $86,850 $51,950 1,170
84 Psychologists, All Other $86,730 $30,820 190
85 Civil Engineers $86,710 $52,350 5,320
86 Database Administrators $86,660 $51,200 2,770
87 Ship Engineers $86,470 $57,810 40
88 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $86,320 $49,160 140
89 Media And Communication Equipment Workers, All Other $86,160 $50,600 40
90 Personal Financial Advisors $85,830 $40,740 5,050
91 Criminal Justice And Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary $85,710 $43,070 230
92 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $85,510 $45,530 220
93 Mechanical Engineers $85,450 $54,300 3,100
94 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, And Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $85,330 $45,500 40
95 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $84,150 $34,840 5,380
96 Computer Systems Analysts $83,720 $47,140 12,570
97 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $83,520 $41,090 650
98 Broadcast News Analysts $83,230 $28,470 190
99 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $83,010 $42,920 200
100 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary $82,790 $46,710 70

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