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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Missouri

The top 200 highest paying jobs in Missouri (ranked by annual average salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid workers) and the number of employment of each job in Missouri are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in Missouri is general pediatricians with an average annual salary of $181,270. The second highest paying job is other specialist dentist (average salary $181,120). The salary and the employment information in Missouri is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Missouri

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 General Pediatricians
$181,270
220
2 Other Specialists Dentists
$181,120
70
3 General Dentists
$161,080
1,720
4 Family and General Practitioners
$149,320
6,650
5 Nurse Anesthetists
$148,640
1,290
6 Psychiatrists
$136,980
470
7 Chief Executives
$127,690
7,230
8 Pharmacists
$124,150
6,010
9 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$122,590
2,480
10 Optometrists
$120,280
720
11 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$118,040
570
12 Purchasing Managers
$115,380
1,010
13 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$112,610
5,700
14 Marketing Managers
$112,040
2,490
15 Financial Managers
$107,610
8,540
16 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$104,680
170
17 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$104,090
360
18 Natural Sciences Managers
$104,050
680
19 Lawyers
$102,820
9,790
20 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$102,460
370
21 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$99,170
130
22 Training and Development Managers
$98,530
390
23 Systems Software Developers
$98,300
3,010
24 Human Resources Managers
$98,090
2,070
25 All Other Managers
$96,950
6,570
26 Computer Network Architects
$96,580
3,290
27 Materials Engineers
$96,540
400
28 Sales Managers
$96,370
6,020
29 Computer Hardware Engineers
$95,890
200
30 Physician Assistants
$95,570
1,220
31 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$94,010
1,990
32 Art Directors
$93,670
830
33 Electrical Engineers
$93,480
3,550
34 Physicists
$93,470
170
35 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$92,500
820
36 Other Psychologists
$90,910
170
37 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$90,670
3,480
38 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$90,340
130
39 Industrial Production Managers
$90,300
3,460
40 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$89,930
670
41 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$89,910
1,830
42 Nurse Practitioners
$89,640
3,430
43 Nurse Midwives
$89,160
60
44 Applications Software Developers
$88,980
11,980
45 Environmental Science Teachers
$88,620
220
46 Chemical Engineers
$87,830
580
47 Medical and Health Services Managers
$87,720
5,210
48 Actuaries
$87,010
550
49 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$86,350
4,700
50 Economists
$85,700
240
51 Hydrologists
$85,460
80
52 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$85,050
210
53 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$84,890
0
54 Engineers, All Other
$84,650
1,500
55 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$84,440
620
56 Sales Engineers
$83,450
580
57 Landscape Architects
$83,170
360
58 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$83,110
160
59 Other Computer Occupations
$82,660
3,450
60 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$82,280
1,910
61 Database Administrators
$81,460
2,630
62 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$80,670
230
63 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$80,220
180
64 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$79,710
410
65 Other Physical Scientists
$79,130
120
66 Boilermakers
$79,120
0
67 General and Operations Managers
$78,730
49,190
68 Computer Systems Analysts
$78,690
11,010
69 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$78,550
180
70 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$78,210
1,160
71 Information Security Analysts
$77,910
2,130
72 Veterinarians
$77,680
1,170
73 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$77,480
1,110
74 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$77,340
230
75 Materials Scientists
$77,300
160
76 Mining and Geological Engineers
$77,230
170
77 Financial Examiners
$76,890
1,180
78 Power Plant Operators
$76,690
1,160
79 Mechanical Engineers
$76,610
3,590
80 Construction Managers
$75,950
3,950
81 Industrial Engineers
$75,410
3,770
82 Physical Therapists
$75,360
3,880
83 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$75,080
740
84 Radiation Therapists
$74,830
380
85 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$74,730
3,710
86 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$74,360
1,570
87 Computer Programmers
$74,320
7,900
88 Administrative Services Managers
$74,320
5,180
89 Microbiologists
$74,110
180
90 Other Life Scientists
$73,640
150
91 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$73,610
480
92 Financial Analysts
$73,190
3,470
93 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$72,950
2,010
94 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$72,850
1,420
95 Management Analysts
$72,710
5,540
96 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$72,320
850
97 Geographers
$72,140
40
98 Environmental Engineers
$72,070
870
99 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$71,670
540
100 Occupational Therapists
$70,800
2,900
101 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$70,700
940
102 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$70,360
8,010
103 Budget Analysts
$70,190
1,120
104 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$70,140
1,430
105 Civil Engineers
$69,660
3,640
106 Other Biological Scientists
$69,580
330
107 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$69,510
190
108 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$69,290
400
109 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$69,170
2,450
110 Dental Hygienists
$69,050
3,130
111 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$68,440
750
112 Nuclear Technicians
$68,090
0
113 Audiologists
$67,610
320
114 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$67,220
1,090
115 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$67,200
0
116 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$67,000
0
117 Commercial Pilots
$66,820
660
118 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
$66,750
50
119 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$66,730
90
120 Other Education Administrators
$66,510
280
121 Brickmasons and Blockmasons
$66,350
1,690
122 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$66,240
220
123 Technical Writers
$65,720
820
124 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$65,710
70
125 Computer Network Support Specialists
$65,570
3,820
126 Speech-Language Pathologists
$65,550
3,600
127 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$65,230
1,270
128 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$65,010
90
129 Postsecondary History Teachers
$64,980
480
130 Chemists
$64,810
2,180
131 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$64,380
150
132 Food Scientists and Technologists
$64,260
480
133 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$63,970
70
134 Gaming Managers
$63,950
90
135 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$63,680
700
136 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$63,640
3,420
137 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
$63,580
480
138 Other Business Operations Specialists
$63,150
15,370
139 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$63,130
1,690
140 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$62,940
570
141 Industrial Engineering Technicians
$62,940
1,040
142 Gas Plant Operators
$62,850
210
143 Avionics Technicians
$62,780
170
144 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$62,380
1,280
145 Cost Estimators
$62,370
5,110
146 Logisticians
$62,350
2,400
147 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$62,140
110
148 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
$61,850
7,150
149 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$61,520
6,320
150 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$61,500
520
151 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$61,430
60
152 Funeral Service Managers
$61,380
240
153 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$61,190
190
154 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$61,120
7,360
155 Chiropractors
$61,100
550
156 Labor Relations Specialists
$60,890
1,350
157 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$60,480
1,720
158 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$60,040
770
159 Accountants and Auditors
$60,040
22,950
160 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$60,000
5,230
161 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$59,980
500
162 Electricians
$59,890
10,120
163 Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators
$59,790
40
164 Tapers
$59,720
260
165 Set and Exhibit Designers
$59,570
230
166 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$59,500
3,620
167 Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$59,440
210
168 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$59,360
5,950
169 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment
$59,170
220
170 Statisticians
$59,160
550
171 Pipelayers
$59,090
1,060
172 Credit Analysts
$59,090
1,270
173 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$58,630
1,220
174 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$58,460
1,340
175 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$58,380
1,540
176 Multimedia Artists and Animators
$58,260
310
177 Urban and Regional Planners
$58,090
380
178 Radio Operators
$57,980
30
179 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$57,970
150
180 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
$57,770
7,420
181 Instructional Coordinators
$57,660
1,780
182 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$57,510
320
183 Sheet Metal Workers
$57,420
3,560
184 Writers and Authors
$56,970
770
185 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
$56,850
710
186 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$56,760
1,360
187 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$56,760
100
188 Registered Nurses
$56,670
67,250
189 Directors, Religious Activities and Education
$56,670
50
190 Court Reporters
$56,660
280
191 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors
$56,650
120
192 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$56,560
940
193 Compliance Officers
$56,410
4,090
194 Insurance Underwriters
$56,340
2,480
195 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$56,270
3,040
196 Animal Scientists
$56,230
80
197 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$56,110
1,550
198 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
$56,050
1,820
199 Operations Research Analysts
$55,970
940
200 Postal Service Clerks
$55,580
1,590

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