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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 St. Louis 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 Internists, General are the highest paid people in St. Louis.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in St. Louis:
Everyone’s favorite, dentists, place number 5 on the list of highest paid professions in St. Louis. 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 St. Louis and Missouri job scene here:
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 610 job classifications in St. Louis 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.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|3||Physicians and Surgeons, All Other||$209,140|
|11||Architectural and Engineering Managers||$135,760|
|13||Computer and Information Systems Managers||$134,240|
|14||Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates||$133,680|
|16||Family and General Practitioners||$132,830|
|18||Human Resources Managers||$124,880|
|19||Natural Sciences Managers||$124,300|
|20||Advertising and Promotions Managers||$123,360|
|21||Compensation and Benefits Managers||$118,980|
|22||Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||$117,230|
|24||Managers, All Other||$115,820|
|26||Training and Development Managers||$114,230|
|28||Personal Financial Advisors||$112,500|
|29||General and Operations Managers||$110,550|
|30||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers||$107,260|
|31||Medical and Health Services Managers||$107,220|
|32||Computer and Information Research Scientists||$105,750|
|33||Software Developers, Systems Software||$104,820|
|34||Industrial Production Managers||$102,920|
|37||Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School||$100,700|
|39||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$99,350|
|41||Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$98,910|
|42||Computer Network Architects||$97,170|
|43||Atmospheric and Space Scientists||$97,020|
|44||Computer Hardware Engineers||$96,630|
|45||Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents||$96,350|
|47||Software Developers, Applications||$95,810|
|48||Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers||$95,780|
|50||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$92,990|
|52||Computer Systems Analysts||$92,230|
|53||Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors||$91,490|
|55||Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary||$90,650|
|56||Administrative Services Managers||$90,600|
|64||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$85,480|
|69||Computer Occupations, All Other||$84,170|
|70||Elevator Installers and Repairers||$83,730|
|71||Power Distributors and Dispatchers||$83,230|
|72||Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists||$82,440|
|73||Biological Scientists, All Other||$82,240|
|74||Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$82,240|
|75||Architects, Except Landscape and Naval||$81,340|
|76||Psychologists, All Other||$80,730|
|77||Biochemists and Biophysicists||$80,530|
|78||Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$80,410|
|80||First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers||$79,430|
|81||Life Scientists, All Other||$79,280|
|83||Network and Computer Systems Administrators||$78,690|
|85||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$78,630|
|87||Detectives and Criminal Investigators||$78,480|
|88||Forensic Science Technicians||$78,400|
|89||Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other||$78,060|
|90||First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives||$78,010|
|91||Accountants and Auditors||$78,000|
|93||Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary||$77,310|
|95||Engineers, All Other||$76,910|
|98||Information Security Analysts||$75,500|
|99||First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers||$75,430|
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