These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In St. Louis

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 St. Louis. 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.

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.

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in St. Louis

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 🙂

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In St. Louis

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Internists, General $264,480 $175,310 80
2 Anesthesiologists $256,100 $155,160 350
3 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other $209,140 $83,530 1,830
4 Podiatrists $196,510 $106,940 90
5 Dentists, General $174,420 $83,550 1,050
6 Psychiatrists $162,160 $101,430 250
7 Chief Executives $158,730 $35,920 3,390
8 Nurse Anesthetists $152,110 $110,740 350
9 Sales Managers $140,590 $55,920 3,390
10 Marketing Managers $138,460 $67,780 1,560
11 Architectural and Engineering Managers $135,760 $86,470 1,630
12 Purchasing Managers $134,280 $71,820 790
13 Computer and Information Systems Managers $134,240 $77,860 3,210
14 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates $133,680 $19,190 240
15 Financial Managers $132,970 $64,890 5,310
16 Family and General Practitioners $132,830 $51,760 4,190
17 Physicists $126,380 $88,160 30
18 Human Resources Managers $124,880 $65,900 1,120
19 Natural Sciences Managers $124,300 $82,880 330
20 Advertising and Promotions Managers $123,360 $48,040 200
21 Compensation and Benefits Managers $118,980 $69,870 190
22 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $117,230 $56,570 420
23 Pharmacists $116,580 $95,380 3,090
24 Managers, All Other $115,820 $49,490 3,560
25 Lawyers $115,210 $45,910 5,670
26 Training and Development Managers $114,230 $62,150 190
27 Art Directors $112,920 $55,220 380
28 Personal Financial Advisors $112,500 $44,260 2,390
29 General and Operations Managers $110,550 $39,740 22,530
30 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers $107,260 $57,810 90
31 Medical and Health Services Managers $107,220 $58,200 2,520
32 Computer and Information Research Scientists $105,750 $62,220 100
33 Software Developers, Systems Software $104,820 $69,430 2,030
34 Industrial Production Managers $102,920 $55,310 1,770
35 Sales Engineers $102,180 $54,710 370
36 Construction Managers $101,260 $57,060 1,950
37 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School $100,700 $67,370 2,470
38 Electrical Engineers $100,070 $66,260 2,240
39 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $99,350 $64,950 1,270
40 Optometrists $99,070 $44,420 290
41 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $98,910 $40,850 1,880
42 Computer Network Architects $97,170 $65,980 1,830
43 Atmospheric and Space Scientists $97,020 $62,450 30
44 Computer Hardware Engineers $96,630 $60,780 320
45 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents $96,350 $27,790 2,970
46 Fashion Designers $96,250 $33,940 70
47 Software Developers, Applications $95,810 $62,050 6,890
48 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers $95,780 $45,590 1,130
49 Physician Assistants $95,070 $31,420 660
50 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $92,990 $45,630 80
51 Financial Analysts $92,510 $43,600 2,320
52 Computer Systems Analysts $92,230 $60,030 6,570
53 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors $91,490 $52,810 250
54 Actuaries $91,420 $48,850 170
55 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $90,650 $45,920 210
56 Administrative Services Managers $90,600 $46,010 2,890
57 Industrial Engineers $90,250 $55,510 2,540
58 Nurse Practitioners $90,200 $67,000 1,580
59 Chemical Engineers $90,020 $52,000 430
60 Database Administrators $87,770 $51,130 1,320
61 Commercial Pilots $86,920 $49,770 440
62 Veterinarians $86,080 $58,370 570
63 Biomedical Engineers $85,810 $52,360 40
64 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $85,480 $17,650 270
65 Statisticians $85,090 $48,820 250
66 Mechanical Engineers $84,760 $54,250 2,170
67 Environmental Engineers $84,570 $54,080 520
68 Computer Programmers $84,350 $54,270 4,610
69 Computer Occupations, All Other $84,170 $47,510 2,750
70 Elevator Installers and Repairers $83,730 $62,210 120
71 Power Distributors and Dispatchers $83,230 $57,670 90
72 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $82,440 $47,070 330
73 Biological Scientists, All Other $82,240 $48,420 130
74 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $82,240 $34,080 390
75 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval $81,340 $44,190 970
76 Psychologists, All Other $80,730 $33,160 80
77 Biochemists and Biophysicists $80,530 $44,300 760
78 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $80,410 $33,820 140
79 Financial Examiners $80,320 $46,810 970
80 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers $79,430 $52,160 800
81 Life Scientists, All Other $79,280 $35,190 90
82 Civil Engineers $79,080 $52,900 2,180
83 Network and Computer Systems Administrators $78,690 $47,440 4,240
84 Physical Therapists $78,690 $54,560 2,050
85 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $78,630 $35,710 90
86 Radiation Therapists $78,550 $56,430 260
87 Detectives and Criminal Investigators $78,480 $40,890 610
88 Forensic Science Technicians $78,400 $35,170 40
89 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other $78,060 $52,760 110
90 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives $78,010 $53,150 1,140
91 Accountants and Auditors $78,000 $42,620 12,450
92 Management Analysts $77,570 $42,610 3,550
93 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $77,310 $40,110 320
94 Audiologists $76,960 $49,490 230
95 Engineers, All Other $76,910 $38,210 840
96 Transportation Inspectors $76,770 $40,610 240
97 Insurance Underwriters $76,020 $41,420 700
98 Information Security Analysts $75,500 $30,650 1,470
99 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers $75,430 $47,700 3,450
100 Logisticians $75,350 $44,890 1,620

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