These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In Springfield, 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 Springfield 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 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other are the highest paid people in Springfield.

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

  1. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  2. Family and General Practitioners
  3. Dentists, General
  4. Chief Executives
  5. Financial Managers
  6. Purchasing Managers
  7. Pharmacists
  8. Personal Financial Advisors
  9. Lawyers
  10. Optometrists

Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 3 on the list of highest paid professions in Springfield. 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 Springfield and Missouri job scene here:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in Springfield For 2018

We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 372 job classifications in Springfield 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 Springfield

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $249,880 $96,010 290
2 Family and General Practitioners $190,480 $60,530 350
3 Dentists, General $157,260 $104,190 190
4 Chief Executives $156,250 $35,960 340
5 Financial Managers $132,420 $65,200 480
6 Purchasing Managers $130,760 $78,590 50
7 Pharmacists $129,960 $108,980 490
8 Personal Financial Advisors $123,550 $20,730 160
9 Lawyers $118,470 $51,450 570
10 Optometrists $118,150 $68,230 60
11 Architectural and Engineering Managers $115,990 $67,130 70
12 Advertising and Promotions Managers $104,790 $62,130 30
13 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other $104,110 $62,640 30
14 Human Resources Managers $101,830 $61,420 120
15 Education Administrators, Postsecondary $99,970 $51,700 340
16 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $99,460 $49,240 60
17 Marketing Managers $96,970 $57,190 120
18 Veterinarians $95,360 $65,530 100
19 Medical and Health Services Managers $93,630 $52,230 400
20 Computer Network Architects $92,580 $57,130 120
21 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $92,150 $42,460 120
22 Sales Managers $92,090 $40,340 410
23 Computer and Information Systems Managers $90,470 $55,460 330
24 Physical Therapists $89,950 $56,260 410
25 Nurse Practitioners $89,840 $69,870 270
26 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $89,630 $68,240 290
27 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $88,280 $41,600 210
28 Physician Assistants $86,190 $66,620 150
29 Occupational Therapists $85,770 $61,300 210
30 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $84,840 $35,120 80
31 General and Operations Managers $83,860 $25,040 2,960
32 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $83,300 $31,920 120
33 Industrial Production Managers $79,740 $36,850 210
34 History Teachers, Postsecondary $79,530 $50,850 70
35 Financial Examiners $78,450 $46,720 60
36 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary $77,410 $40,000 160
37 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary $75,070 $40,860 90
38 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers $74,520 $64,350 150
39 Administrative Services Managers $73,620 $31,780 330
40 Industrial Engineers $73,380 $42,850 160
41 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $72,830 $42,120 90
42 Nuclear Medicine Technologists $72,800 $54,640 50
43 Loan Officers $72,430 $39,570 570
44 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $70,690 $43,800 140
45 Computer Systems Analysts $70,270 $45,280 150
46 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $69,880 $20,310 200
47 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $69,780 $40,140 110
48 Education Teachers, Postsecondary $69,490 $36,210 280
49 Mechanical Engineers $69,330 $36,080 120
50 Management Analysts $69,260 $43,350 200
51 Database Administrators $68,860 $43,490 120
52 Managers, All Other $68,280 $33,580 170
53 Software Developers, Applications $67,560 $36,890 900
54 Electrical Engineers $67,460 $34,280 70
55 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $67,410 $42,680 140
56 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $67,400 $35,420 30
57 Commercial Pilots $67,010 $29,430 30
58 Logisticians $66,780 $36,000 100
59 Chiropractors $66,620 $22,120 50
60 Civil Engineers $66,620 $42,150 220
61 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary $66,310 $41,450 150
62 Dental Hygienists $64,840 $35,910 290
63 Construction Managers $64,590 $33,660 230
64 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $63,850 $41,230 520
65 Conservation Scientists $63,760 $36,830 30
66 Computer Programmers $62,840 $39,450 340
67 Speech-Language Pathologists $62,610 $37,850 250
68 Computer Occupations, All Other $60,420 $29,100 210
69 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers $60,210 $43,960 130
70 Operations Research Analysts $59,680 $31,710 50
71 Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary $58,590 $41,390 40
72 Instructional Coordinators $58,200 $38,820 100
73 Business Operations Specialists, All Other $58,150 $30,450 860
74 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $58,030 $34,140 790
75 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers $57,400 $36,120 690
76 Occupational Therapy Assistants $57,040 $40,030 130
77 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health $57,020 $38,900 120
78 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers $56,890 $38,900 40
79 Health Educators $56,820 $37,720 70
80 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers $56,570 $30,280 320
81 Accountants and Auditors $56,530 $24,650 1,070
82 Compliance Officers $56,530 $33,830 170
83 Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents $56,520 $33,580 60
84 Fundraisers $55,810 $27,540 50
85 Writers and Authors $55,600 $20,940 30
86 Financial Specialists, All Other $55,480 $30,840 120
87 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists $55,380 $31,590 60
88 Financial Analysts $55,350 $40,630 100
89 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians $55,330 $29,550 80
90 Art Directors $54,810 $30,870 40
91 Cost Estimators $54,770 $31,240 370
92 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists $54,620 $40,160 70
93 Registered Nurses $54,510 $39,320 5,140
94 Special Education Teachers, Middle School $54,430 $23,840 120
95 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters $54,390 $26,000 520
96 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary $54,150 $24,770 230
97 Brickmasons and Blockmasons $53,510 $17,640 70
98 Human Resources Specialists $53,190 $30,850 610
99 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $52,860 $25,520 60
100 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists $52,720 $35,830 320