Regional Profiles

Missouri

About the State

Missouri is comprised of 114 counties and the City of Saint Louis. The Saint Louis and Kansas City regions combine to make up 58% of the employment of the state. Walmart, Mercy Health, Washington University and Boeing are some of the the largest private employers in the state. The University of Missouri is the largest government employer in the state. The average annual wage for all industries in Missouri is $50,986.

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Top Grade Careers

SOC Code SOC Title Grade Annual Openings Avg. Wage
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food B+ 15,734 $19,990
39-9021 Personal care aides A 10,153 $21,730
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses B 10,051 $21,110
43-4051 Customer service representatives B 7,265 $34,530
53-7062 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand B 7,040 $29,750
37-2011 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners B 6,673 $25,670
43-5081 Stock clerks and order fillers B 4,608 $26,680
39-9011 Childcare workers B 4,104 $22,850
37-2012 Maids and housekeeping cleaners B 3,216 $22,050
47-2061 Construction Laborers B+ 3,047 $45,540
37-3011 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers B+ 2,710 $28,650
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers B 2,530 $21,480
33-9032 Security Guards B 2,345 $36,740
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers B 2,013 $35,060
31-1011 Home Health Aides B+ 1,963 $22,660
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop B 1,788 $19,890
51-9198 Helpers--production workers B+ 1,731 $29,080
39-3091 Amusement and recreation attendants B 1,671 $21,010
53-7061 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment B 1,322 $23,420
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan B 916 $31,990
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers B 876 $23,630
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters B 742 $31,300
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers B 623 $28,830
53-7081 Refuse and recyclable material collectors B 341 $34,350
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents B 197 $43,970
47-3015 Helpers--pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters B 120 $43,230
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters B 88 $47,260
27-4099 Media and Communication Equipment Workers, All Other B 7 $82,670
SOC Code SOC Title Grade Annual Openings Avg. Wage
31-1014 Nursing Assistants B 5,577 $25,360
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers B 5,028 $43,480
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant B 4,097 $23,800
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers B 3,562 $41,020
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General B+ 3,512 $38,140
35-1012 First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers B+ 3,469 $30,750
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other B+ 2,774 $52,940
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products B+ 2,655 $63,700
43-1011 First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers B+ 2,517 $56,110
43-6013 Medical Secretaries A 2,134 $33,030
47-2031 Carpenters B+ 2,076 $54,370
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics B 1,758 $41,900
47-2111 Electricians B+ 1,447 $61,630
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists B+ 1,393 $46,570
41-3021 Insurance sales agents A 1,335 $57,260
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses B 1,321 $41,180
51-1011 First-line supervisors of production and operating workers B 1,300 $57,630
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants B 1,260 $28,120
31-9092 Medical Assistants B+ 1,204 $31,370
43-3021 Billing and posting clerks B 1,164 $35,750
29-2052 Pharmacy technicians B 999 $30,610
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers B 998 $47,080
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters A 955 $63,500
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks B 937 $41,990
47-1011 First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers B+ 923 $71,550
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers B 867 $60,630
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators B 828 $54,140
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers B+ 744 $46,930
31-9091 Dental assistants B 720 $36,900
11-9051 Food Service Managers B 690 $49,980
13-1031 Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators B 680 $64,130
47-2141 Painters, construction and maintenance B 640 $50,240
25-3021 Self-enrichment education teachers B 625 $38,310
23-2011 Paralegals and legal assistants B 609 $52,340
41-1012 First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers B 607 $71,560
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers B 591 $53,000
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers B 582 $38,580
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers B 536 $53,300
43-5061 Production, planning, and expediting clerks B 527 $48,140
33-2011 Firefighters B 524 $49,250
47-2211 Sheet metal workers B+ 518 $63,400
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers B 512 $36,310
41-9022 Real estate sales agents B 512 $50,400
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics B 480 $34,500
15-1152 Computer Network Support Specialists B 460 $55,100
31-9096 Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers B 421 $24,680
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics B 415 $54,310
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants B+ 321 $53,330
47-2181 Roofers B 313 $46,110
37-1012 First-line supervisors of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers B 269 $47,030
43-4011 Brokerage clerks B 253 $45,640
29-2021 Dental Hygienists B+ 241 $69,980
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors B 234 $51,400
47-2021 Brickmasons and blockmasons B 233 $63,710
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other B 227 $47,550
21-1094 Community health workers B 221 $38,280
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists B+ 220 $54,760
15-1134 Web Developers B+ 210 $59,210
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers B 209 $48,980
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other B 205 $46,430
31-9011 Massage Therapists B 203 $37,950
41-9021 Real estate brokers B 185 $74,730
29-2056 Veterinary technologists and technicians B 181 $34,840
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers B+ 176 $57,020
31-2011 Occupational therapy assistants B+ 162 $57,850
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers B+ 156 $96,580
47-2121 Glaziers B 144 $52,320
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing B 139 $38,220
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other B 134 $37,670
19-4031 Chemical technicians B 130 $51,360
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians B 124 $51,060
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives B 121 $76,390
29-2032 Diagnostic medical sonographers B+ 101 $71,730
47-2044 Tile and marble setters B 101 $53,490
49-9044 Millwrights B 86 $58,140
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers B 74 $72,270
29-9099 Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other B 68 $64,020
47-2042 Floor layers, except carpet, wood, and hard tiles B 67 $50,740
47-4021 Elevator Installers and Repairers B+ 61 $77,200
53-2012 Commercial Pilots B 60 $85,060
51-4012 Computer numerically controlled machine tool programmers, metal and plastic B 43 $51,140
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers B 42 $65,980
47-2132 Insulation workers, mechanical B 39 $58,470
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists B 29 $73,720
47-2231 Solar photovoltaic installers B 24 $31,630
53-2021 Air Traffic Controllers B 24 $102,570
29-1124 Radiation Therapists B 22 $77,680
49-9092 Commercial divers B 13 $35,100
19-4051 Nuclear Technicians B 12 $52,000
29-2092 Hearing Aid Specialists B+ 12 $57,890
53-7031 Dredge operators B 10 $46,150
19-4041 Geological and petroleum technicians B 7 $48,390
SOC Code SOC Title Grade Annual Openings Avg. Wage
29-1141 Registered nurses A+ 5,176 $63,300
11-1021 General and operations managers A+ 4,111 $106,730
13-2011 Accountants and auditors A 2,663 $70,180
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education B+ 2,104 $52,700
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education B 1,926 $51,720
15-1132 Software developers, applications A+ 1,622 $96,100
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other A 1,550 $72,000
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists A+ 1,403 $64,510
11-9199 Managers, All Other A+ 1,222 $102,020
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists B+ 1,064 $63,910
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers B 1,038 $37,050
15-1121 Computer systems analysts A+ 1,022 $88,110
25-2022 Middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education B 982 $52,620
11-3031 Financial Managers A+ 965 $134,210
13-1111 Management analysts A 861 $78,850
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors B+ 821 $49,610
13-2072 Loan Officers B+ 702 $76,520
27-3031 Public relations specialists B 694 $59,360
23-1011 Lawyers A 662 $115,520
13-1151 Training and development specialists B+ 643 $59,880
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents A 643 $80,550
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers A+ 635 $106,810
21-1022 Healthcare Social Workers B 620 $45,620
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary A+ 618 $163,280
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers A+ 605 $130,240
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators B+ 591 $80,280
13-1051 Cost Estimators B+ 571 $65,100
13-2052 Personal financial advisors A 550 $89,710
11-2022 Sales Managers A 546 $133,120
41-4011 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products B+ 532 $84,320
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts B 517 $43,050
11-3011 Administrative services managers A 508 $89,270
15-1199 Computer Occupations, All Other A 492 $81,060
11-9021 Construction Managers A 485 $99,180
21-2021 Directors, Religious Activities and Education B 485 $47,210
11-9032 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school B+ 477 $95,080
11-1011 Chief executives B 465 $179,360
15-1131 Computer programmers B 461 $80,030
21-1029 Social workers, all other B 456 $57,870
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers B 451 $34,710
13-1121 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners B 448 $48,510
13-1041 Compliance officers B 436 $62,880
15-1133 Software developers, systems software A 404 $96,200
17-2051 Civil Engineers B+ 388 $85,090
13-2051 Financial analysts B+ 385 $94,930
17-2112 Industrial Engineers B+ 367 $86,620
15-1122 Information Security Analysts A 356 $91,630
29-1051 Pharmacists B+ 352 $123,610
29-1171 Nurse practitioners A+ 334 $96,490
29-1123 Physical Therapists A 309 $82,710
11-9151 Social and community service managers B 291 $59,560
11-2021 Marketing Managers A 282 $136,100
13-1081 Logisticians B 274 $76,570
17-2071 Electrical Engineers B+ 264 $94,530
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers B+ 262 $86,360
27-3043 Writers and authors B 250 $64,770
11-3051 Industrial production managers B 243 $101,000
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists A 221 $63,800
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists B+ 219 $74,140
11-9033 Education administrators, postsecondary A 211 $107,700
19-2031 Chemists B+ 208 $72,080
13-2021 Appraisers and assessors of real estate B 206 $52,280
29-1122 Occupational Therapists A 206 $77,460
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators B 203 $56,280
27-1011 Art directors B+ 194 $104,760
15-1143 Computer Network Architects B 193 $97,120
29-1062 Family and general practitioners B+ 192 $172,940
15-1141 Database administrators A 191 $87,910
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists B+ 189 $64,510
13-1131 Fundraisers B 187 $52,840
17-1011 Architects, except landscape and naval B 187 $75,970
21-1099 Community and social service specialists, all other B 187 $39,060
11-9041 Architectural and engineering managers B+ 175 $135,440
11-3121 Human Resources Managers A 174 $119,950
27-3091 Interpreters and translators B+ 168 $59,660
13-2061 Financial Examiners B+ 166 $73,660
19-4021 Biological Technicians B 165 $40,730
27-2012 Producers and directors B 156 $64,990
29-1069 Physicians and surgeons, all other B+ 144 $224,880
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary A 142 $78,930
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists B 135 $65,480
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary A 130 $75,490
27-3042 Technical writers B+ 128 $60,190
25-1011 Business teachers, postsecondary A+ 127 $96,940
29-1131 Veterinarians A+ 125 $96,250
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer B 124 $102,010
13-2041 Credit analysts B 121 $76,980
25-1081 Education teachers, postsecondary B+ 116 $75,040
15-2041 Statisticians B+ 111 $71,640
29-9011 Occupational health and safety specialists B 103 $66,990
17-2199 Engineers, all other B 100 $84,400
25-1042 Biological science teachers, postsecondary A 100 $100,660
11-2031 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers A 99 $108,580
41-9031 Sales Engineers B 99 $90,090
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers A 94 $113,730
11-3061 Purchasing managers B 92 $143,470
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts A 92 $79,280
29-1021 Dentists, General A 91 $180,350
25-1123 English language and literature teachers, postsecondary B+ 90 $76,650
29-1071 Physician Assistants A 87 $91,480
25-1032 Engineering teachers, postsecondary A 72 $105,360
17-2081 Environmental engineers B 70 $75,570
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists B 69 $49,630
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary A 69 $88,500
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary A 67 $80,410
29-1151 Nurse anesthetists B+ 67 $151,680
17-1022 Surveyors B 60 $56,180
25-1021 Computer science teachers, postsecondary B+ 60 $85,810
15-2011 Actuaries A 54 $101,140
25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary B+ 53 $75,250
25-1126 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary B+ 53 $70,890
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists B 50 $50,380
17-2041 Chemical Engineers B+ 47 $104,960
11-2011 Advertising and promotions managers B 45 $122,450
11-3131 Training and Development Managers A 44 $110,680
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other B 41 $70,220
19-4092 Forensic Science Technicians B 41 $51,600
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary B+ 41 $79,040
19-1012 Food scientists and technologists B 38 $69,580
29-9091 Athletic Trainers B 38 $45,720
29-1041 Optometrists B+ 36 $117,370
25-1052 Chemistry teachers, postsecondary A 34 $90,260
11-9039 Education administrators, all other B 33 $78,260
25-1065 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary A 32 $87,860
29-1061 Anesthesiologists B 32 $249,950
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors B 31 $88,870
17-2131 Materials Engineers B 30 $93,550
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary B+ 30 $76,480
17-1012 Landscape architects B 29 $72,220
19-1022 Microbiologists B+ 29 $74,700
19-3051 Urban and regional planners B 28 $68,120
25-1111 Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary B+ 27 $74,860
15-1111 Computer and information research scientists A 26 $99,010
19-3011 Economists A 26 $109,020
19-2042 Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers B 24 $68,890
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates B 24 $125,240
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers A 23 $105,450
19-3022 Survey Researchers B 23 $51,550
11-3111 Compensation and Benefits Managers B+ 21 $134,220
25-1054 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary B+ 21 $80,010
25-1041 Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary A 19 $101,400
29-1129 Therapists, all other B 19 $51,540
19-1011 Animal Scientists B 18 $69,490
25-4012 Curators B 18 $65,130
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other B 18 $71,250
25-1063 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary A 17 $101,230
25-1067 Sociology teachers, postsecondary A 17 $90,080
11-9161 Emergency Management Directors B 16 $63,430
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists B 16 $68,780
19-3039 Psychologists, all other B 16 $83,860
25-1069 Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other B+ 16 $66,490
27-1022 Fashion Designers B 16 $0
29-1181 Audiologists B 14 $71,000
17-2031 Biomedical Engineers B+ 13 $75,950
19-2032 Materials Scientists A 13 $94,460
19-2099 Physical scientists, all other B 13 $88,100
25-1113 Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary B+ 13 $73,490
25-1112 Law teachers, postsecondary A 12 $112,020
25-1193 Recreation and fitness studies teachers, postsecondary A 12 $91,490
19-2021 Atmospheric and Space Scientists B 11 $102,560
23-1022 Arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators B 11 $55,850
19-2012 Physicists B+ 10 $114,510
25-1053 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary A 10 $84,200
29-1066 Psychiatrists B+ 10 $235,180
23-1021 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers B 8 $116,130
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists B 8 $219,750
29-1081 Podiatrists B 8 $161,120
29-1161 Nurse midwives B+ 8 $69,450
25-1064 Geography teachers, postsecondary B+ 7 $78,880
25-1082 Library science teachers, postsecondary B 7 $69,050
29-1065 Pediatricians, General B 6 $195,800
25-1031 Architecture teachers, postsecondary A 5 $91,930
25-1051 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary A 5 $82,940
25-1061 Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary B+ 5 $78,890
25-1062 Area, ethnic, and cultural studies teachers, postsecondary B+ 5 $68,940
17-2151 Mining and geological engineers, including mining safety engineers B+ 4 $81,160
19-3092 Geographers B 4 $73,910
29-9092 Genetic counselors B+ 4 $68,180
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers B+ 3 $109,570
29-1063 Internists, General B 3 $232,980
25-1192 Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary B+ 2 $77,780