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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 surgeons with an average annual salary of $196,290. The second highest paying job is other specialist dentist (average salary $189,700). The salary and the employment information in Missouri is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in Missouri

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Surgeons
$196,290
340
2 Other Specialists Dentists
$189,700
60
3 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
$183,640
40
4 Other Physicians and Surgeons
$181,460
4,320
5 Orthodontists
$172,620
130
6 Family and General Practitioners
$170,600
5,030
7 Nurse Anesthetists
$153,940
1,180
8 General Pediatricians
$145,490
190
9 Psychiatrists
$145,290
280
10 Chief Executives
$144,210
5,180
11 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$143,350
570
12 General Dentists
$143,010
1,680
13 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$140,310
5,910
14 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$133,310
2,250
15 Podiatrists
$127,740
140
16 Marketing Managers
$126,370
2,590
17 Purchasing Managers
$125,360
1,040
18 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$124,500
6,090
19 Pharmacists
$122,520
6,570
20 Financial Managers
$117,760
8,750
21 Sales Managers
$117,190
5,480
22 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$116,080
180
23 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$114,160
260
24 Aerospace Engineers
$111,950
930
25 Optometrists
$109,720
800
26 Human Resources Managers
$109,200
1,840
27 Training and Development Managers
$106,370
390
28 Natural Sciences Managers
$104,160
870
29 Art Directors
$102,320
870
30 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$99,520
1,020
31 Air Traffic Controllers
$99,340
240
32 Systems Software Developers
$98,910
4,430
33 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$98,800
1,920
34 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
$98,650
140
35 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$97,120
390
36 Computer Network Architects
$97,050
2,940
37 Physicists
$96,510
120
38 Computer Hardware Engineers
$95,740
220
39 Other Psychologists
$95,710
190
40 Applications Software Developers
$94,610
13,510
41 Chemical Engineers
$94,370
590
42 Electrical Engineers
$94,330
3,530
43 All Other Managers
$94,000
5,850
44 Lawyers
$93,950
9,640
45 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$93,800
770
46 Industrial Production Managers
$93,460
3,370
47 Physician Assistants
$93,280
1,010
48 Computer and Information Research Scientists
$92,570
240
49 Nurse Practitioners
$92,420
3,900
50 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$91,090
420
51 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$90,820
150
52 Medical and Health Services Managers
$90,180
5,860
53 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$89,600
6,060
54 Materials Engineers
$88,860
410
55 Economists
$88,480
280
56 Computer Systems Analysts
$87,660
11,330
57 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$87,640
200
58 Other Physical Scientists
$87,580
110
59 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
$86,450
0
60 Database Administrators
$85,800
2,360
61 Actuaries
$85,690
460
62 Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$85,680
0
63 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$85,290
430
64 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$84,890
100
65 General and Operations Managers
$84,630
41,440
66 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$84,580
1,820
67 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$84,080
190
68 Construction Managers
$83,950
3,530
69 Agricultural Engineers
$82,390
30
70 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$82,300
2,430
71 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$82,250
230
72 Other Computer Occupations
$81,400
5,380
73 Industrial Engineers
$81,340
4,600
74 Administrative Services Managers
$80,540
5,350
75 Commercial Pilots
$80,110
540
76 Information Security Analysts
$79,960
2,880
77 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$79,580
1,810
78 Mechanical Engineers
$79,340
3,420
79 Veterinarians
$79,320
1,580
80 Sales Engineers
$78,940
860
81 Radiation Therapists
$78,560
320
82 Computer Programmers
$78,400
7,240
83 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$78,210
1,080
84 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$77,670
1,060
85 Financial Analysts
$77,600
3,730
86 Power Plant Operators
$77,510
1,000
87 Engineers, All Other
$77,400
1,260
88 Management Analysts
$76,680
6,510
89 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$76,230
410
90 Other Media and Communication Equipment Workers
$75,740
70
91 Physical Therapists
$75,610
4,010
92 Civil Engineers
$75,510
4,420
93 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$74,980
970
94 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$74,970
390
95 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$74,870
8,180
96 Environmental Science Teachers
$74,660
110
97 Financial Examiners
$74,570
1,790
98 Mining and Geological Engineers
$74,540
40
99 Materials Scientists
$74,110
120
100 Occupational Therapists
$73,570
2,490
101 Audiologists
$73,440
200
102 Geographers
$73,370
40
103 Other Education Administrators
$72,960
350
104 Postsecondary Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers
$72,770
50
105 Other Life Scientists
$72,740
100
106 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$72,630
3,520
107 Postsecondary Architecture Teachers
$72,560
70
108 Boilermakers
$72,320
110
109 Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers
$72,160
1,030
110 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$71,880
4,630
111 Biomedical Engineers
$71,640
160
112 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$71,560
210
113 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$71,330
680
114 Hydrologists
$71,110
80
115 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$70,600
1,960
116 Other Financial Specialists
$70,490
2,270
117 Dental Hygienists
$70,390
3,110
118 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$70,150
320
119 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$69,900
1,170
120 Speech-Language Pathologists
$69,890
2,930
121 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$69,710
410
122 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$69,580
760
123 Budget Analysts
$69,210
720
124 Auto Damage Insurance Appraisers
$69,170
260
125 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$69,130
200
126 Microbiologists
$69,040
280
127 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$68,520
730
128 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$67,620
1,320
129 Structural Iron and Steel Workers
$67,580
1,330
130 Logisticians
$67,230
2,590
131 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
$67,200
90
132 Other Biological Scientists
$67,150
390
133 Insurance Underwriters
$67,020
2,090
134 Environmental Engineers
$66,940
950
135 Postsecondary Home Economics Teachers
$66,870
30
136 Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$66,700
140
137 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$66,410
240
138 Brickmasons and Blockmasons
$66,220
1,600
139 Sound Engineering Technicians
$65,810
140
140 Transportation Inspectors
$65,660
400
141 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$65,540
1,290
142 Other Business Operations Specialists
$65,500
14,710
143 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$65,490
7,210
144 Other Artists and Related Workers
$65,410
920
145 Operations Research Analysts
$65,380
990
146 Postsecondary History Teachers
$65,360
460
147 Labor Relations Specialists
$65,310
1,730
148 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$65,280
1,720
149 Urban and Regional Planners
$65,100
280
150 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$64,960
1,580
151 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$64,840
90
152 Food Scientists and Technologists
$64,720
280
153 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$64,680
190
154 Chemists
$64,440
1,880
155 Cost Estimators
$63,830
4,940
156 Accountants and Auditors
$63,800
24,130
157 Loan Officers
$63,460
7,350
158 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$63,350
5,410
159 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$63,110
1,560
160 Gas Plant Operators
$63,090
220
161 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$63,000
610
162 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
$62,970
170
163 Private Detectives and Investigators
$62,720
240
164 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$62,720
3,950
165 Credit Analysts
$62,610
1,330
166 Pipelayers
$62,480
470
167 Chemical Plant and System Operators
$62,330
840
168 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$62,210
6,950
169 Electricians
$62,010
10,400
170 Statisticians
$61,980
890
171 Postsecondary Library Science Teachers
$61,920
80
172 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$61,860
300
173 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$61,790
180
174 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
$61,480
6,350
175 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$61,460
1,230
176 Tapers
$61,300
230
177 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
$61,250
190
178 Technical Writers
$61,080
1,030
179 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers
$60,960
60
180 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
$60,960
330
181 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
$60,560
9,980
182 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$60,070
1,420
183 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$59,750
4,760
184 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$59,620
160
185 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$59,420
1,360
186 Curators
$59,350
150
187 Tile and Marble Setters
$59,300
630
188 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$59,020
1,540
189 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$59,020
1,760
190 Registered Nurses
$58,820
67,920
191 Funeral Service Managers
$58,770
210
192 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment
$58,400
240
193 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators
$58,260
1,220
194 Mechanical Insulation Workers
$58,150
310
195 Industrial Engineering Technicians
$58,050
1,100
196 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$57,930
50
197 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$57,640
3,780
198 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$57,580
590
199 Writers and Authors
$57,540
830
200 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$57,450
1,560

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