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Top 200 Popular Jobs in Missouri

What professions have the highest employment in Missouri? In this article we show the top 200 jobs that employ the highest number of people in Missouri. We note that the total employment in Missouri is 2,673,640. The most popular job is the retail salesperson profession, which employs 83,310 people (3.12 percent of the total employment in Missouri). The second most common job is the combined food preparation and serving worker, including fast food profession which employs 74,180 people (2.77 percent of the total employment). The employment and salary information in Missouri is computed from data published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Most Popular Jobs in Missouri

Job Description # of
Empl. i
% of    
Empl. i
Average
Salary i
1 All Occupations
2,673,640
100.00% $32,790
2 Retail Salespersons
83,310
3.12% $20,130
3 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
74,180
2.77% $18,000
4 Cashiers
69,010
2.58% $18,720
5 Registered Nurses
67,250
2.52% $56,670
6 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
59,010
2.21% $30,400
7 Office Clerks, General
58,710
2.20% $27,540
8 Waiters and Waitresses
51,880
1.94% $18,130
9 Customer Service Representatives
50,480
1.89% $30,370
10 General and Operations Managers
49,190
1.84% $78,730
11 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
42,420
1.59% $21,990
12 Nursing Assistants
42,320
1.58% $22,270
13 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
40,850
1.53% $24,950
14 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
39,820
1.49% $39,910
15 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
34,210
1.28% $23,070
16 Personal Care Aides
33,020
1.24% $18,730
17 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
31,270
1.17% $34,680
18 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
28,620
1.07% $32,020
19 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
27,570
1.03% $53,940
20 Team Assemblers
26,360
0.99% $29,730
21 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
24,470
0.92% $46,520
22 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
24,300
0.91% $45,980
23 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
24,280
0.91% $35,660
24 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
23,490
0.88% $44,240
25 Accountants and Auditors
22,950
0.86% $60,040
26 Restaurant Cooks
21,680
0.81% $21,600
27 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
20,020
0.75% $25,790
28 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
18,160
0.68% $18,890
29 Teacher Assistants
17,160
0.64% $22,110
30 Construction Laborers
16,910
0.63% $36,370
31 Substitute Teachers
16,630
0.62% $24,110
32 Other Sales Representatives
16,250
0.61% $46,130
33 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
16,060
0.60% $36,100
34 Security Guards
16,060
0.60% $23,710
35 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
15,910
0.60% $36,980
36 Other Business Operations Specialists
15,370
0.57% $63,150
37 Receptionists and Information Clerks
15,350
0.57% $25,220
38 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
14,660
0.55% $28,510
39 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
14,390
0.54% $19,840
40 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
14,170
0.53% $24,610
41 Computer User Support Specialists
13,650
0.51% $46,280
42 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
13,470
0.50% $48,410
43 Carpenters
13,040
0.49% $49,030
44 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
12,810
0.48% $43,190
45 Medical Secretaries
12,790
0.48% $29,860
46 Childcare Workers
12,510
0.47% $18,580
47 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
12,320
0.46% $43,890
48 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
12,070
0.45% $50,680
49 Food Preparation Workers
11,990
0.45% $18,690
50 Applications Software Developers
11,980
0.45% $88,980
51 Tellers
11,550
0.43% $22,490
52 School or Special Client Bus Drivers
11,540
0.43% $25,610
53 Fast Food Cooks
11,030
0.41% $18,220
54 Computer Systems Analysts
11,010
0.41% $78,690
55 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
10,320
0.39% $29,970
56 Electricians
10,120
0.38% $59,890
57 Billing and Posting Clerks
10,080
0.38% $31,940
58 Lawyers
9,790
0.37% $102,820
59 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
9,690
0.36% $36,290
60 Helpers--Production Workers
9,510
0.36% $22,050
61 Pharmacy Technicians
9,500
0.36% $27,350
62 Medical Assistants
9,480
0.35% $27,890
63 Insurance Sales Agents
9,090
0.34% $45,280
64 Packers and Packagers
9,070
0.34% $20,100
65 Bartenders
8,970
0.34% $18,070
66 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
8,920
0.33% $30,490
67 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
8,920
0.33% $28,340
68 Human Resources Specialists
8,700
0.33% $52,010
69 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
8,630
0.32% $53,960
70 Bill and Account Collectors
8,570
0.32% $29,410
71 Financial Managers
8,540
0.32% $107,610
72 Dishwashers
8,460
0.32% $18,060
73 Driver/Sales Workers
8,420
0.31% $19,910
74 Correctional Officers and Jailers
8,410
0.31% $29,030
75 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
8,210
0.31% $18,530
76 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
8,010
0.30% $70,360
77 Computer Programmers
7,900
0.30% $74,320
78 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
7,780
0.29% $18,200
79 Loan Officers
7,640
0.29% $54,690
80 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
7,560
0.28% $33,230
81 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
7,420
0.28% $57,770
82 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
7,360
0.28% $61,120
83 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
7,320
0.27% $18,480
84 Home Health Aides
7,280
0.27% $19,960
85 Chief Executives
7,230
0.27% $127,690
86 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
7,160
0.27% $30,240
87 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
7,150
0.27% $61,850
88 Postal Service Mail Carriers
7,060
0.26% $55,150
89 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
6,940
0.26% $19,060
90 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
6,850
0.26% $36,850
91 Firefighters
6,850
0.26% $47,540
92 Unknown
6,740
0.25% $29,510
93 Family and General Practitioners
6,650
0.25% $149,320
94 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
6,580
0.25% $47,230
95 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
6,570
0.25% $18,020
96 All Other Managers
6,570
0.25% $96,950
97 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
6,390
0.24% $43,880
98 Other Assemblers and Fabricators
6,350
0.24% $22,600
99 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
6,320
0.24% $61,520
100 Recreation Workers
6,290
0.24% $21,200
101 Sales Managers
6,020
0.23% $96,370
102 Pharmacists
6,010
0.22% $124,150
103 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
5,980
0.22% $47,930
104 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
5,980
0.22% $23,220
105 Machinists
5,950
0.22% $37,730
106 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
5,950
0.22% $59,360
107 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
5,790
0.22% $30,870
108 Computer and Information Systems Managers
5,700
0.21% $112,610
109 Management Analysts
5,540
0.21% $72,710
110 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
5,400
0.20% $23,640
111 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
5,230
0.20% $60,000
112 Medical and Health Services Managers
5,210
0.19% $87,720
113 Parts Salespersons
5,190
0.19% $25,660
114 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
5,180
0.19% $36,130
115 Administrative Services Managers
5,180
0.19% $74,320
116 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
5,160
0.19% $49,200
117 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
5,120
0.19% $46,700
118 Training and Development Specialists
5,120
0.19% $51,250
119 Cost Estimators
5,110
0.19% $62,370
120 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
5,080
0.19% $32,980
121 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
5,040
0.19% $33,670
122 Dental Assistants
5,040
0.19% $33,300
123 Order Clerks
4,970
0.19% $32,880
124 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
4,970
0.19% $46,670
125 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
4,960
0.19% $18,110
126 Printing Press Operators
4,950
0.19% $32,250
127 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
4,900
0.18% $40,920
128 Food Batchmakers
4,860
0.18% $31,520
129 Other Production Workers
4,830
0.18% $24,770
130 Healthcare Social Workers
4,810
0.18% $43,520
131 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
4,700
0.18% $86,350
132 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
4,480
0.17% $19,440
133 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
4,440
0.17% $47,770
134 Coaches and Scouts
4,440
0.17% $20,310
135 Graphic Designers
4,400
0.16% $41,790
136 Public Relations Specialists
4,290
0.16% $49,860
137 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
4,190
0.16% $19,590
138 Highway Maintenance Workers
4,170
0.16% $32,870
139 Compliance Officers
4,090
0.15% $56,410
140 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
4,060
0.15% $34,150
141 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
4,040
0.15% $27,020
142 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
4,020
0.15% $17,880
143 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
3,970
0.15% $36,420
144 Construction Managers
3,950
0.15% $75,950
145 Graduate Teaching Assistants
3,920
0.15% $32,180
146 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
3,890
0.15% $33,920
147 Physical Therapists
3,880
0.15% $75,360
148 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
3,850
0.14% $34,160
149 Radiologic Technologists
3,850
0.14% $50,070
150 Computer Network Support Specialists
3,820
0.14% $65,570
151 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
3,790
0.14% $40,210
152 Industrial Engineers
3,770
0.14% $75,410
153 Painters, Construction and Maintenance
3,760
0.14% $52,600
154 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
3,720
0.14% $29,140
155 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
3,710
0.14% $74,730
156 Automotive Body and Related Repairers
3,710
0.14% $41,890
157 Civil Engineers
3,640
0.14% $69,660
158 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
3,620
0.14% $59,500
159 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
3,610
0.14% $42,140
160 Speech-Language Pathologists
3,600
0.13% $65,550
161 Social and Human Service Assistants
3,600
0.13% $30,310
162 Other Physicians and Surgeons
3,590
0.13% n/a
163 Mechanical Engineers
3,590
0.13% $76,610
164 Sheet Metal Workers
3,560
0.13% $57,420
165 Electrical Engineers
3,550
0.13% $93,480
166 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
3,480
0.13% $90,670
167 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
3,470
0.13% $36,490
168 Financial Analysts
3,470
0.13% $73,190
169 Data Entry Keyers
3,460
0.13% $28,280
170 Industrial Production Managers
3,460
0.13% $90,300
171 Other Computer Occupations
3,450
0.13% $82,660
172 Nurse Practitioners
3,430
0.13% $89,640
173 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
3,420
0.13% $63,640
174 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
3,380
0.13% $18,250
175 Property, Real Estate Managers
3,340
0.12% $44,230
176 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers
3,330
0.12% $25,030
177 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
3,300
0.12% $48,030
178 File Clerks
3,290
0.12% $28,980
179 Computer Network Architects
3,290
0.12% $96,580
180 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers
3,260
0.12% $46,270
181 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
3,220
0.12% $33,830
182 Butchers and Meat Cutters
3,170
0.12% $25,850
183 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
3,160
0.12% $30,370
184 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
3,150
0.12% $54,520
185 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
3,150
0.12% $44,760
186 Dental Hygienists
3,130
0.12% $69,050
187 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
3,120
0.12% $18,870
188 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
3,080
0.12% $30,440
189 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
3,040
0.11% $56,270
190 Systems Software Developers
3,010
0.11% $98,300
191 Secondary School Special Education Teachers
2,960
0.11% $51,090
192 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
2,950
0.11% $22,540
193 Psychiatric Technicians
2,940
0.11% $25,250
194 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
2,930
0.11% $21,770
195 Occupational Therapists
2,900
0.11% $70,800
196 Information and Record Clerks, All Other
2,870
0.11% $36,750
197 Librarians
2,850
0.11% $47,700
198 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service
2,830
0.11% $24,930
199 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
2,810
0.11% $28,360
200 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks
2,810
0.11% $40,580

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